Discover

Discover is a scheme to enable up to four young people each year to work full-time in ministry, living together in Hereford, based in parishes, and given appropriate support and finance. It is intended as a means for young adults (18-30) to find support in their vocational journey with God.

Why Ministry?
Whether wondering if ministry is for you or looking to test a vocation, we provide an opportunity to help you as you listen to God and seek direction in your life.
Applicants will be living in a shared house in Hereford with other Discover interns, with utilities covered and a weekly allowance given.
Each participant will be placed within a parish or benefice, under the supervision of an experienced vicar. You will be assisting with worship, including communion, becoming fully involved in the life of these places as a staff member. Just like our Diocese varies from parish to parish, the opportunities you will experience may also vary. Some activities you will encounter include: baptism and wedding preparation, working in schools, community organisations, ministry groups and nurture courses, which occupy about 75% of the working time. We will carefully match each applicant with the most appropriate benefice and clergy supervisor for them.
Theological Learning
All participants will be enrolled within the teaching programme of Cuddesdon: Gloucester & Hereford (CGH), based in Ludlow on Wednesday evenings, to provide for theological study. The modules will be adaptable depending on experience but will emphasize theological reflection on ministry practice. CGH will also model collaborative learning alongside ordinands and Reader trainees of varying age and background from the interns.
Personal Growth
Interns will also meet as a group monthly to follow a study course reflecting on their own self-understanding and growth in faith through the year, so whatever follows, they can go forward more confident in where God is calling them.
How do I apply?
Contact the Director of Discover, Revd Neil Patterson who will be pleased to discuss further with you and send an application form. Please note that because of current immigration rules, we regret that we cannot consider applications from overseas unless you already have permission to be resident in the UK.

Our DDVO is available from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. You can:

  • email using the Contact form below


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