Vocations to Ordained Ministry

If you feel God might be calling you to ordained ministry in his Church then we are here to help in the task of discerning where God might be leading you. We strongly recommend that you discuss this first with your parish Priest or Minister, if possible and then contact the Vocations team below.

The Ordination Strategy Enabler is Revd Romita Shrisunder. 

If you have any queries please contact Angela Bruno (Vocations Co-ordinator) in the first instance (Email

The Bishop of Lichfield's guidelines on age limits for licensed ministers are available here.

EXPLORE: A Vocations Facebook Group for 18-30s

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Theres something truly special about meeting with others in a similar situation to yourself. Knowing that others are passionate about similar things, facing the same challenges, experiencing the same questions can make all the difference to developing your confidence in exploring a new skill, learning a new language or journeying towards discovering your vocation.

Explore is a Facebook Group for 18-30s exploring ordination. Whether youre just dipping your toe in the water, or about to go off for a selection panel (called a Bishops Advisory Panel), youre most welcome to participate. In this group you can meet new people, ask questions, chat with one another, and keep up-to-date with events happening across the diocese that may be of interest to you.

Joining the group doesnt require you to make any particular commitment, but may be a space for you to find out where and with whom you might be able to ask the questions you have.


Reading List

Forms of Ordained Ministry Leaflet

Encouraging Vocations Leaflet

Distinctive Diaconate Leaflet

Flowchart showing the process for discernment for ordained ministry

The national Church of England website for Vocations can be found here

A brochure for ethnic minority vocations can be found here

Vocations Advisers handover form

A team of Vocations Advisers located throughout the Diocese

CPAS provide a series of resources for clergy encouraging people to respond to God's call whether to lay or ordained ministry.  They can be found on the CPAS website.  

If you would like to contact us please email Angela Bruno

Page last updated: 23rd March 2020 1:59 PM