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This page is for those who are currently meeting with someone as part of the discernment process. You have probably begun to see a DDO (Diocesan Director of Ordinands) or an Assistant DDO every few weeks.
It contains information to help you, as you work with them to discern God’s call on your life and perhaps prepare for a Bishops' Advisory Panel (BAP).

Fellowship of Vocation

An opportunity to meet with other people going through the discernment process. Find out more. The group normally meets about four times a year, usually at the Diocesan Office in Leeds.


The diocese holds a collection of books which may be borrowed.
Explore the list of books available.
Email vocations [at] to borrow. These are usually available at the Fellowship of Vocation meetings, and can be returned at later meetings.

Book Reviews

We occasionally post book reviews on our Facebook page. or on the Digital Learninng Platform.

Useful Links & Information

Criteria for selection for Ordained Ministry in the Church of England 

Going to a Bishops' Advisory Panel  

Criteria for selection for ordained Pioneer Ministry  

Booklets and articles you will need to read during the process

Issues in Human Sexuality

Promoting A Safer Church

The Five Guiding Principles

The Five Marks of Mission


It would also be helpful to read the Ordinal, which is the Order of Service for the ordination of deacons and priests. 


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