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'Step Forward’ is a day conference, for anyone aged 18 to 30 wondering about ordained ministry in the Church of England, hosted by Archbishop Sentamu. It is organised by a team from Cranmer Hall in conjunction with the DDOs of York, Durham and Newcastle, but is open to people of any diocese.

The provisional date for 2016 is Saturday 12th March, 11.00am - 4.00pm at Bishopthorpe Palace, York. The day includes time to pray, worship, study the Bible, discuss with a range of serving clergy covering both the privileges and challenges of ordained ministry and learn about the selection process. A key part of the event is giving space to those thinking about calling – including space to talk with each other.

Dr Sentamu said: “If you are a young person thinking about what God is calling you to do, why not come along? Come and use this day to start thinking about what God is calling you to do. Who knows ? It could change your life!”

For further details and to book a place, please visit the Step Forward website by following this link


Vocations Sunday each year is an opportunity to help us reflect on and explore the theme of Vocations. There are resouces and ideas on the Church of England website which can be used at any item of the year but particularly on Vocations Sunday which is always the fourth Sunday after Easter.

Click here to go to the Church Of England Vocation Sunday page.






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