ViB Exploring Vocation
These sessions are designed for people very early in the process of discerning their call. You do not need to have met with a Vocations Adviser or to have any sense of where this process might take you.
Come and join us in a series of six stand-alone sessions for anyone exploring their sense of call to ministry in the Church of England
All sessions to be held at the
Church of the Good Shepherd, Churchill Avenue, Aylesbury HP21 8NH
Wednesday 10th May 2017 8pm—9.30 pm
Change and Continuity in the Church; Sources of Inspiration
Speaker: Revd David Meakin
David is currently Team Rector of the Schorne Benefice, having previously worked in parish ministry near Sunderland and Durham Cathedral
Wednesday 14th September 2016 8pm—9.30 pm
Understanding Priesthood as a Ministry of Word and Sacrament
Speaker: The Revd Nicholas Cheeseman, Area Director of Ordinands for Berkshire
Nicholas was appointed as ADO for Berkshire earlier in 2016, and was formerly a parish priest.
Wednesday 9th November 2016 8pm—9.30 pm
Spirituality, Discernment and Making Choices
Speaker: The Revd Joanna Gallant, Executive Director of Pelagos Spirituality & Retreat Centre in Prestwood
Wednesday 11th January 2017 8pm—9.30 pm
Mission Shaped Ministry
Speaker: The Venerable Guy Elsmore, Archdeacon of Buckingham.
Guy was appointed as Archdeacon of Buckingham in 2016. He was formerly Area Dean of Toxteth and Wavertree in the City of Liverpool, and Rector of St Luke in the City Team Ministry.
Wednesday 8th March 2017 8pm—9.30 pm
Speaker: The Revd Dr Emma Percy
Emma is chaplain at Trinity College Oxford, and was previously a parish priest in Sheffield. She is also author of the book ‘What Clergy Do: Especially when it looks like nothing’.
Wednesday 12th July 2017 8pm—9.30 pm
Staying Healthy in Ministry
Speaker: Dr John Sorrell
John is a former GP and occupational health practitioner.
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