The Vocations Process
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The Diocesan Discernment (or Vocations) process is designed to help you find out whether God is calling you to be part of the formal leadership of the Church.

To begin the discernment process, a candidate's incumbent/chaplain needs to complete a Vocations Recommendation Form, which can be found in the documents section on the right of this page.

Prospective candidates should complete a Vocations Registration Form and (optional) Ethnic Monitoring Form, which can also be found in the documents section.

Recommendation forms and enquiry forms should be sent to

More information
In the documents section on the right you'll find a leaflet 'God's Call - Your Response' which explains the five stages of the discernment process in detail.

Called: Mission, Ministry & Me - Vocations Course
A vocations programme which is run in a variety of formats - online and in person, over an evening course or day conference or weekend retreat. A chance to spend time with others exploring your sense of calling and hearing about a range of different forms of vocation, lay and ordained. For more information about the Called course (which also runs in different formats through the year) see the Vocations course page here or contact 

BAME/UKME vocations
We are keen to encourage and support those people who want to explore vocation who may not have been welcomed or well represented in the Church of England to date. This includes those who identify as BAME/UKME.