The Road to Ordination Part 6 (The Final Step)

So I made it through training and I am nearly through the retreat here at Launde Abbey. We watched our friends get priested this afternoon at the cathedral. Here I am sitting in my room surrounded by my clergy shirt, cassock, alb and stole, I think I even managed to polish my shoes! It’s my […]

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June 25, 2016

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The Road to Ordination Part 5

So I had reached the point where the Diocese of Peterborough were willing to assess whether I was suitable for ordained ministry in the Church of England. What happens is, you have a series of meetings with the DDO Steve Benoy over a about a year, in these meetings I would be telling him my […]

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June 25, 2016

The Road to Ordination Part 4

I found out about Pioneer Ministry when Bishop Graham Cray came to our diocese to give a talk on Fresh Expressions. During his talk he gave a list of statements bringing with “you know you are a pioneer if…..” I think I felt at the time that almost all of them applied to me. I […]

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June 24, 2016

The Road to Ordination Part 3

Having worked as a youth worker for a while Shelly and I had the opportunity to go and work for a Christian Charity running a Christian cafe and bookshop with the aim of creating a Fresh Expression of Church too. It was quite daunting to leave our home in Coventry and move into a 1 […]

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June 23, 2016

Road to Ordination Part 2

I mentioned last time that I had had the call from God quite early and at 14 I was ready to accept God call on my life, study Theology at University and become an full time minister for God. Things didn’t turn out as expected though, as I began to tell my friends and family […]

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June 22, 2016

The Road to Ordination Part 1

I am getting ordained Deacon this Sunday and it has seemed to creep up on me very quickly over the last few months, yet has been a lifetime in the making.  I first felt the call to being ordained after a church weekend away where I spent some time with a young couple one of […]

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June 22, 2016