Preach! pic

Vocations

If you have a sense that God might be calling you, you may be feeling excited or restless, or maybe even a bit worried. The information and links below will help you consider what to do next.
Glynis B web Glynis Beazley

Diocesan Vocations Adviser

glynis.beazley@cofeguildford.org.uk

01483 790338

Glynis ​Beazley is the Diocesan Vocations Adviser. After a degree in Religious Studies in Canterbury, she went into the legal profession and then into a secondary school as a Cover Supervisor.

Her role is to engage with you if you are exploring a sense of calling and begin the conversations that will lead you to the right person who can listen and assist in taking things further along the route you choose.

The team work with Parishes and Deaneries as well as running events to help foster a sense of vocation and to provide information and access to all that is on offer.

If you would like to find out more, follow the links below or contact Glynis who will be happy to help.

 

The Great Vocations Conversation

Great Vocations Conversation

Personal conversation and relationships are among the best ways to encourage vocations. ​​The Church ​is challenging everyone involved in ministry, whether lay or ordained, to commit to having at least one conversation about vocation each month with someone different from ​themselves.

Starting a conversation could be as simple as a chat in the queue for tea or coffee about someone’s passions and gifts, but it could take you deep into questions of service, flourishing and witness.

Devotional resources filled with prayer, study, and reflection are available from the Church of England website, exploring what the Bible has to say about discerning vocation.

Take up the challenge!
 

Courses and Events

select
  • Retiring But Not Shy - Autumn Woods

    Retiring But Not Shy

    Dorking | Date:
    07 November 2018 19:30
    -
    07 November 2018 21:45
    Come along and hear stories of people called to ministry later in life. Talk to people in ordained and lay ...
    Read more ›

How were they called?

No calling is the same, what was theirs? Watch the videos below to ​see how some of our new priests were called to ​ministry.

Exploring Your Call To Serve

Do you have a vocation? Yes you have! Download the leaflet to read more
View >>

​If you would like to be referred to a Local Vocations Adviser for an initial chat please contact DVA@cofeguildford.org.uk or phone 01483 790320

Student at coffee

Ordained Ministry

If you are thinking about ordination follow this link to find out more
View >>

Reading List

Recommended reading about vocation and calling
View >>

National Church Resources

Church Support Hub website with helpful information and links
View >>

SAFEGUARDING The Diocese does not tolerate abuse of any kind. Enquiries
YOUR DATA PRIVACY View the diocesan general privacy notice and data protection policy.

Then afterward
    I will pour out my spirit on all flesh;
your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
    your old men shall dream dreams,
    and your young men shall see visions.

Joel 2:28

© Copyright Diocese of Guildford 2014 – All rights reserved.