If you are 18-30 and want to find out who and what God is calling you to be, then consider this fully funded year of experience in a parish.

The scheme supports you with theological study, practical training, project visits, a retreat and time for study and reflection.

Don’t worry about how confident you feel right now or if you don’t know how God wants to use you in the future. The key is to offer yourself, and God will do the rest. You may end up in a job using the skills you learnt in your year out like Linu in the video below, while some of you may explore further more direct Christian ministry.

Being part of the Church of England’s ‘Ministry Experience Scheme’ in London will give the best possible opportunity to serve and to grow. The diversity of London life and its people makes this an exciting and stimulating environment to be involved in God’s mission.

Volunteers could live in community in East, North or West London.  They work across the full range of church of traditions learning how leadership and priesthood is exercised in a missionary context.

The London MES wants to make a positive contribution to the life of the Church of England, by providing a steady stream of gifted and fired up young people into the work place, into youth work, and for some into ordination.

Because London is so big we have 4 schemes within the diocese.  You can choose any of the schemes as they have different flavours, being situated in different parts of London.  Kensington, Stepney and Willesden work closely together to help you find the right place for you to grow.

Find out more and how to apply