Diocese of Chichester

Is God calling you to ordained ministry?

A day for anyone who is pondering whether God might be calling them to ordained ministry, as a deacon or priest.

29 apr 2023. 10:30 a.m.


29 apr 2023. 3:30 p.m.

Exploring Vocation

A day for anyone wondering whether God might be calling them to ordained ministry in the Church of England. You may have already taken some steps down this route – or you may never have thought about it until now! Either way, the day will help you think, talk and pray through this question. Partners are also welcome to attend.

29th April 2023 at St Nicholas of Myra, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 3LJ

St Nicholas is approximately a ten-minute walk from Brighton Station.

Programme for the Day:

10.30am Coffee 

11.00am Opening Prayer and Address ‘Inhabiting Holy Orders’

The Rt Revd Will Hazelwood, the Bishop of Lewes

11.30am Well-being for Clergy & their households

The Revd Canon Rebecca Swyer, Director for Apostolic Life

12.00noon Eucharist - Celebrant the Revd Dr Dominic Keech

12.30pm Sandwich Lunch (please bring your own, hot and colds drinks available).

13.15pm Being a Distinctive Deacon & Chaplain - The Revd Michael Turnbull, Assistant Chaplain, East Sussex Healthcare Trust

13.45pm Being a Parish Priest  - The Revd Martha Mutikani

Associate Vicar of Isfield, Assistant Dean of Women’s Ministry & Racial Justice Officer

14.15pm Self-Supporting Ministry - The Revd Lucy Hollingsworth, Bishop’s Advisor for Self-Supporting Ministry

3.00 Final Prayer and a chance for individual prayer or questions

Further details and to register please click here:


For those who may be interested in exploring Franciscan community life in the Church of England there is a vocation morning on 11 March. To book: Contact Sister Maureen CSF noviceguardiancsf@franciscans.org.uk