At some point in your Christian journey, you may feel that God is calling you to use the gifts and skills which he has given you in a very particular way in the church or incaring for his world. The Church of England ordains priests who are called to shepherd and lead God’s people in their worship of God and mission to the world. They do this through a ministry of word and sacrament.
The Church of England also licences Lay Ministers to work with ordained ministers to encourage the church and to ensure that the church is continually looking outwards and engaging with its community and the wider world. Could God be calling you to exercise one of these valuable ministries? If so, there are some resources below to get you started in your explorations
If you are interested in either ordained or Licensed Lay Ministry, please talk first with your vicar or chaplain and then, if appropriate, come along to one of our information evenings to find out more. These evenings are held each month. Contact DDO@bristoldiocese.org to find out when the next one is.