Under 30

The Church of England is actively seeking more younger people to serve as ministers within the church, and the Diocese of  Leeds is keen to see those under thirty offering for ordination and in other ministries  Watch the video and read stories of young people in our area who have become church leaders.



We are offering places for people aged 18-30 to have a 9 month placement in a parish on our Encounter scheme.  It's a great opportunity to find out more about what ministry is really like in a busy parish in our diocese.  Encounter is part of the national Church of England Ministerial Experience scheme supported by the All Churches Trust.  For more details contact Joanna Seabourne at joanna.seabourne [at] leeds.anglican.org.

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Step Forward takes place each year in York and is an opportunity to explore a possible calling to ordination with other young people at Bishopthorpe Palace.  It is sponsored by the Archbishop of York.

Named Known and Called is a day conference in Durham for women which always includes some aspects specifically targetting young women exploring ordination

Some recently ordained young people

Jimmy LawrenceRead about Jimmy who hesitated about ordination for fear of missing out and thought vicaring was sleepy afternoon teas and hand knitted jumpers.





Lucy Savage

Read about Lucy who had an inkling she might be ordained one day from the age of nine.


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