Home / Support / Ministry and Vocations

Support: Ministry and Vocations

Table of Contents Share this page

Share an article by email

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Aerial view of London above the Thames

Christians are called to serve in a huge variety of ways. Find out more about the discernment process, different types of ministry and a range of resources available for ministry and vocation. Explore your calling:

Lay ministers entering St Paul's passing by Ecce Homo

Lay ministry and leadership are at the heart of the mission of the Church in London; LLMs work with lay and ordained colleagues and are licensed by their bishop for a broad and varied ministry.

Clergy wellbeing and support is taken seriously in London Diocese, and there are possibilities to explore coaching, mentoring and consultancy as part of ongoing ministerial support. For those beginning to consider retirement, a number of different resources are available here. General well-being and support information is here, and please always consider approaching your Area Director of Ministry (ADM) with any questions.

Post Ordination Training (POT) / Initial Ministerial Education (IME2) is delivered on an Area basis as part of a three-year curacy and is designed for both stipendiary and self-supporting clergy. The curacy framework and additional information, including all required forms and downloadable resources, are available in this section.

Feast of the Senses II audience approval

Good leadership is vital in today’s Church. Christian leadership is also necessary in all aspects of our modern world. Find out what is available to support and encourage you in this ministry.

A wide range of opportunities are on offer for clergy and lay ministers, including Post Ordination Training (POT/IME2), Continuing Ministerial Development (CMD), Ministerial Development Review (MDR), and coaching, mentoring and consultancy. LLM training and development information is here, and for clergy, please click read more.

Discipleship courses, including St Edmund’s and Pilgrim, for new Christians and those who would like to explore their faith and its relevance to everyday life.

Essential information for new incumbents and clergy who are new to post in London.

Remembering, commending and honouring those who have died during lockdown: present contraints, challenges, responses and resources.

Guides for clergy and parish officers who conduct regular services and occasional offices according to Canon Law, diocesan polices and regulations – as well as English law. Information on weddings, confirmations, baptisms, funerals and more.

to top