The links above take you to pages which explain the nature of vocation and what people should do if they think they may have a calling to some form of authorised ministry.

Julia Mourant
Vocations, Recruitment and Selection Officer

01962 710984

Vocations Days

Saturdays 10 am – 3:30 pm

We hold Vocations Days every 2-3 months and you are welcome to attend.


Vocations Days offer:

  • A space for prayerful reflection on vocation, listening to God and guidance.
  • Some information about different lay and ordained ministries.
  • No pressure to make any decisions, just time to ponder and ask questions.
  • No charge, lunch included.

Let me know if you'd like more information: Julia Mourant


CPAS You and ministry weekends

You and Ministry residential weekends are designed to help people explore a variety of vocations in the Church of England: orgained leadership, Church Army, Reader or pioneer ministry (lay or ordained).

Each weekend provides opportunities for you to discern where God is leading, gather information, hear Bible teaching, ask questions, talk in confidence with impartial advisers and share fellowship with others considering their call: all in a relaxed atmosphere, with good food!

For more information or to book, contact Kirstin Macdonald 01926 458436 or vocations@cpas.org.uk or look at the CPAS website: www.cpas.org.uk/exploringcall

Lifecall - called for a purpose
for 16-25 year olds

These relaxed one-day events for 16-25 year olds will help you explore God's call on your life and work out your next step. You'll explore what the Bible says about how God calls and guides. You'll meet younger ordained or pioneer leaders who will talke honestly about their own calling, their current work and what life's really like in the job.

Lifecall events are held several times a year in different parts of the country.

For further details look at www.cpas.org.uk/lifecall



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Legislation on women bishops becomes law

The General Synod has enacted the measure enabling women to be ordained as Bishops in the Church of England.

Debbie Thrower installed as an Honorary Canon

Debbie Thrower has been installed as an honorary lay Canon and member of Winchester Cathedral Chapter

Bishop Tim Dakin's visit to East Africa

The Bishop of Winchester recently returned from an official visit to East Africa in his capacity as the Church of England’s spokesperson on further and higher education.

New Chair of the House of Clergy appointed

On Saturday 8 November Diocesan Synod appointed a new Chair of the House of Clergy

Diocese welcomes changes to Reader Ministry

This summer, with the agreement of the Bishop’s Council and in line with other dioceses, we have started to use the term ‘Licensed Lay Minister’ (LLM) rather than ‘Reader’ for all those exercising this important ministry.

Bishops to mark Remembrance Sunday

Local Bishops will commemorate outbreak of World War One alongside communities in Winchester, Southampton and Basingstoke

The Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt RIP

We are sorry to announce the death of the former Bishop of Winchester, the Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt.

New Bishop of Basingstoke consecrated

The Reverend Canon David Williams consecrated by the Most Reverend Justin Welby , the Archbishop of Canterbury, at Winchester Cathedral

New Archdeacon for Mission Development starts work

Rev Canon Dr Paul Moore joins Diocesan team

Winchester Cathedral's Learning Centre Reopened

HM Lord-Lieutenant Open Winchester Cathedral's Refurbished Learning Centre