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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New Bishop of Basingstoke to be consecrated

The Reverend Canon David Williams will be consecrated by the Most Reverend Justin Welby , the Archbishop of Canterbury, at Winchester Cathedral on Friday 19th September

Winchester Cathedral's Learning Centre Reopened

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

Odiham resident to cycle over 1000 miles

Steve Brown is raising funds for local church

General Synod votes in favour of women bishops

Statement from the Bishop of Winchester

Eleven new clergy ordained at Winchester Cathedral

New Deacons will serve communities across Hampshire and Dorset

A new Bishop for Basingstoke

Winchester vicar David Williams appointed

St Peter's Church, Ropley

Early on Thursday morning there was a serious fire at St Peter's Church in Ropley.

Funeral and memorial service for Bishop John Baker

Academy Drum Band Performs at Wolvesey

Academy Drum Band Performs at Wolvesey for the Bishop’s Clergy and Readers Supper

Bishop John Austin Baker

It is with deep sorrow that I advise the Right Reverend John Austin Baker died at 6 a.m. this morning, Wednesday 4 June.