Nurturing vocations in a changing landscape

Lay and ordained people from throughout the Church of Ireland gathered in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute (CITI) recently to examine how vocations could be nurtured in today’s changing landscape. Organised by the Commission on Ministry and the Central Director of Ordinands, Canon David Gillespie, the day–long conversation was facilitated by Philip McKinley.

Participants from every diocese, who ranged from university chaplains and lay ministers to clergy and bishops, looked at the strengths, weaknesses and challenges of the current pathways to ordination. They also came up with recommendations. Their deliberations will be included in a report which will be…

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