GUEST POST:// Jo Allen is a final year ordinand at Wycliffe Hall and a mixed-mode ordinand in Oxford Diocese. A wife and mum to three children, she’s called to pioneering and rural ministry and will continue to explore both once she’s ordained next Petertide. *** As I drive home from dropping my three children off … More Pioneering, Church-Planting, Ordination-Training, AND raising a family – Who Knew?!
A few weeks ago, I took part in a vocations event for my Diocese. Someone asked me during the Q&A ‘What has your first year of training been like?’ I let out the international signal for ‘I don’t want to answer this question’ which is speaking at a very high pitch. But I was honest, … More Look, Sometimes Ordination Training Is Just Hard
GUEST POST:// Olivia Haines is a Lancashire lass who roamed Europe as the daughter of an army chaplain before settling down back in the city of her birth. Olivia is a 2nd year ordinand at St Mellitus College North West . Her week is split between lectures at Liverpool Cathedral, studying at home, and placement at … More Revealing Me In The Desert Place
I’m delighted to be a finalist for Multi-Author Blog of the Year at the Premier Digital Awards! Thank you so much to all who nominated me and especially to all who have contributed to ‘Confessions of a Trainee Vicar’ – you are great! Ordinands, why not write for the blog? Get in touch. *** A … More Interview: A Life Less Ordinand
GUEST POST:// Richard Townend is a 2nd year ordinand at Cranmer Hall in Durham. He is married with two daughters and a sausage dog. In a previous life, he was a broadcast journalist and teacher. He loves to bake, run and watch his beloved York City Football Club. *** I invited the congregation to come … More Knocking At The Door Of Heaven
GUEST POST:// Jordan McDermott is an Ordinand from Blackburn Diocese studying at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield – he is going into his second year. Jordan enjoys Cricket and Football, as well as being a Music Graduate. His biggest loves are Becky, Smelly Cheese, proper beverages and Shetland, Scotland. *** The College of the Resurrection, … More A Theological College Like No Other
Ordination training involves a series of goodbyes. Here’s another in a series of goodbye letters I’ll be writing over the course of my training. *** To the young people in my youth group, Hey guys. How are you doing? Hands up if you’re absolutely knackered post-Soul Survivor. (I would raise a hand, but I think … More To The Young People In My Youth Group