Hampshire and East Dorset teenagers gather to consider how to be Christians in the workplace

    20 June 2017

    Over one hundred teenagers from across Hampshire and East Dorset, have gathered together to think about their future careers and what it means to be an effective Christian presence in both the workplace and the community.

    ‘Direction: What am I doing with my life?’ took place at Romsey Abbey and brought together young people aged between 13-18 to hear from speakers including local business leaders, teachers, public health professionals, journalists and clergy.

    The event, part of the Diocese of Winchester’s activity to mark National Vocations Sunday, also provided a safe space in which those attending could ask questions and hear first-hand about a number of different professions.

    The Rev Dr Marcus Throup, Vocations Adviser and Director of Ordinands in the Diocese of Winchester, said:

    “Recognising that a high percentage of young people struggle with uncertainty about their future, we wanted to invite them to discuss career ideas in a safe space. Speakers from a range of professions engaged with the young people, giving an insight into their work and what it means to be a Christian in the work place. The event, which drew in young people from as far north as Hartley Wintney and as far south as Brockenhurst, was also a response to General Synod paper

    Setting God’s People Free

    which urges Christians to live out the Gospel in their daily lives, professions and communities.”

    Photographs from the event are available



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