Join us for one of our Vocations Exploration Days:

Thursday 17 January 2019
7pm - 9.30pm
St Oswald, Ashbourne

Other Vocations Exploration Days in 2019:
Saturday 9 March, 10am - 3pm, Dove and Derwent Deanery (venue tbc)
Saturday 18 May, 10am - 3pm, St John Institute, Tideswell
Saturday 15 June, 10am - 3pm, Hardwick Deanery (venue tbc)
Saturday 14 September, 10am - 3pm, All Saints, Marlpool
Saturday 28 September, 10am - 3pm, St Mark, Brampton
Saturday 2 November, 10am - 3pm, St John, Newhall
Saturday 23 November, 10am - 3pm, Derby City Deanery (venue tbc)

Exploring Your Calling: Lay Vocations
Wednesday 18 March, 7pm - 9pm, St Oswald, Ashbourne
Monday 8 April, 7pm - 9pm, Saints Parish Centre, Chesterfield
Wednesday 1 May, 7pm - 9pm, St John, Tibshelf
Monday 10 Jun, 7pm - 9pm, Hartington Village Hall
Wednesday 16 October, 7pm - 9pm, Derby City Deanery (venue tbc)

Click here for more information, or to book a place.

You don't have to book on our exploration days but it would be really useful to know if you are coming.
For daytime sessions, please bring a packed lunch.


What is a vocation?

Do you feel you are being pulled in a certain direction? Do you have a strong and overwhelming urge to do a particular job, be involved with a particular group of people or to use your skills to help others in a certain way?

It may be that you feel pulled in a new direction, or it may be that what you do already is your vocation.

We all possess some God-given gifts, some skills and some talents. But often we don’t fully recognise how gifted we are because these gifts have been with us for a long time and it is easy to take them for granted.

Or they may have been hidden in the shadows for some time. But there is in all of us something that people recognise and come to us for.

And their desire to do this is acknowledgement that we have something special that they don’t see in others. Read more.


Are you interested in exploring ministry further?

The Diocese of Derby wants to encourage gifted people - just like you - to consider where God is calling you.

Could you be a Church Leader of the future? If you feel a sense of calling, whether to ordination or lay ministry, we will help you explore that and consider what to do next.


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