Vocation

The Diocese of Edinburgh has a Director of Ordinands whose role is to journey alongside people as they seek to discern whether they have a call to ordained ministry, whether priestly or diaconal.

For those in authorised ministry in the diocese

    • Continuing Ministerial Development provision in the Diocese is open to all in authorised ministry and offers opportunities at all different stages of your ministry.
    • Initial Ministry Education (first three years of authorised ministry): This is to support and appraise an ordinand’s or lay reader candidate’s progress in academic studies and as they are formed to exercise the church‟s public ministry.
    • Lay Readers: The heart of a Lay Reader’s ministry is preaching and teaching, but they also engage with other areas of church and community life according to their own gifts and and interests, and the needs of the people amongst whom they serve.