This is the first of 6 sessions for anyone exploring their sense of call to ministry in the Church of England. Each session is stand alone, so come to just one, or come to them all. You will need to register for each session separately.
The sessions are designed for people very early in the process of discerning their sense of call. You do not need to have met with a Vocations Adviser or to have any real sense of where this process might take you.
The sessions are facilitated by Revd Caroline Windley Area Director of Ordinands and Adviser in Vocational Devlopment in the Buckingham Archdeaconry and Revd Dave Lawton; Vicar at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Aylesbury and Vocations' Adviser in the Aylesbury Deanery
September 10th 2014
Learning to think theologically; preparing for Training and Formation
Revd Mike Butterworth.
Mike has been a Team Vicar, and Theological Educator working in both colleges & courses
November 12th 2014:
Prayer and Spirituality: Making a retreat and Spiritual Direction.
Revd Jo Gallant.
Jo is Executive Director of Pelagos Spirituality and Retreat Centre in Prestwood.
January 14th 2015
Mission Shaped Ministry.
Revd Dr Michael Beasley
Michael is Director of Mission in the Diocese of Oxford.
March 11th 2015
This is the Faith of the Church. Confidence in Christ in a pluralist world
Rt Revd Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham
May 13th 2015
Motherhood and Ministry; A Curates’ Experience of balancing family life and ministry
Revd Emma Racklyeft
A former nursery nurse, Emma trained for ministry at Wycliffe Hall and is currently serving her Curacy in Thame. She is married with two primary school aged children
July 8th 2015
What kind of Leaders does the church need?
Ven Dr Gordon Kuhrt
Before retirement Gordon was formerly Director of the Church of England Ministry Division
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When & Where
Vocations In Buckingham Archdeaconry
These events are organised by the office of the Area Director of Ordinands and Adviser in Vocational Development for the Buckingham Archdeaconry; which is in the Oxford Diocese For details of other training events organised by the Department of Mission in the Oxford Diocese copy and paste this link into your browser. http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/department-of-mission-diocese-of-oxford-4059808109?s=26328885For details of services at Christ Church Oxford with a focus on discernment and vocation, follow this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/diocese-of-oxford-with-oxfords-cathedral-at-christ-church-7854542601