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These pages will help you explore the part you can play by offering and developing your own gifts, resources and ministry as part of the Church worldwide. The Ministry Team are responsible for all of these ministerial activities in the diocese.


The Ministry Team look after the following areas of training in the diocese.

Vocation and Ministry

Are you being called to ministry? When Christians talk about a 'call' we mean that God is calling us — in our mind and heart - to take an action or make a choice. 'Vocation' is the word often used to describe a call that leads us into a particular way of life.

News Update

Parish Leadership and Development Programme

Photo of clergy and laityOrder of the Laity, Order of the Clergy – Is there a difference? One of the seminars in a series about Parish Leadership and Development being offered the ministry team. This session was led by the Rt Revd David Rossdale, retired Bishop of Grimsby, on Saturday 29 March. Photo taken by Jan Payne.

The Department of Ministry has arranged a series of training mornings which will be of interest to all ministers, lay and ordained, and churchwardens.

The next session in the programme is scheduled for Saturday 21st June – ‘Team Player, Team Leader’  will be led by Canon Keith Lamdin, Principal of Sarum College.

Full details are on the flyer below..