Ordination

Within the variety of Christian callings, since early times the Church has set aside some of its members by Ordination, to be fully dedicated to ministry and to bear various responsibilities.  In the Church of England, the vast majority of those ordained are priests. More information about ordination and the national process of Selection for ordination can be found on the Church of England website.

If you, or someone you know, feels they may be called to ordained ministry, this should first always be discussed with the relevant parish priest.  The Diocesan Director of Vocations & Ordinands, Neil Patterson, meets with prospective candidates and oversees the process. Candidates should be prepared for a long testing process of discernment, over at least a year, accepting that all parts of their lives are potentially relevant areas to be explored and that the outcome may not be what they hope.


Ordinations 2022
Learn more about the individuals who will be undertaking ordination. Our candidates for 2022 will be ordained at Hereford Cathedral in July.
Open Ordinations 2022

Ordinations 2021
Within the variety of Christian callings, since early times the Church has set aside some of its members by Ordination, to be fully dedicated to ministry and to bear various responsibilities.
Open Ordinations 2021