There are many ways to express your sense of call. You could be a chaplain or a lay person in prison or hospital ministry; you could be a Missioner in Work and Economic Life. Your call may be revealed in gifts of administration, music, children’s work, pastoral care, or spiritual direction. Has God called you to the priesthood, overseas mission, or to become a Licensed Lay Worker? Or are you called to prayer and to become a part of a religious order? There are many possibilities.

In the Oxford Diocese, we have a team of vocations advisors who are trained to help you think through your sense of vocation; they have access to the information you need, and can ask the sort of questions that will help you understand what your call may be and what it might mean to you, your family and to the church.

If you believe God is calling you to ordained ministry, the best place to start is by talking to your vicar or chaplain. Please contact us for an up-to-date list of Vocations Advisors. There’s no charge, and you will not be committing yourself to anything.

At the bottom of the page, you’ll find some links that may help you understand the options as you prayerfully consider what God is calling you to.