The Diocese in Europe is offering up to six people, between 18 and 30, a unique chance of gaining practical experience and testing vocations to ordained ministry through a year-long Church of England scheme linking them to a range of chaplaincies and offering additional benefits.
The advertisement for the scheme HERE is for links with Holy Trinity Pro-Cathedral, Brussels (Belgium), St Michael's, Paris (France), Christ Church, Vienna (Austria), St Martha and St Mary, Leuven (Belgium), The Lyon Chaplaincy (France) Holy Trinity, Geneva (Switzerland) and La Côte (which links France & Switzerland)
The Induction course 31 August – 1 September will orientate the Theological learning for the year for the whole group of interns. This will be taken further in a 5 day Pilgrimage cum Study Tour to Jerusalem for all interns in late November 2017. The Theological threads will be drawn together at a de-brief in June 2018 for the whole team in Canterbury. This is a unique opportunity to build on the resources of a very highly skilled pairing of Theological educators with the resources available in the diocese itself.
Canon William Gulliford says of the scheme; “You'll be plunged right into the middle of the current debates about the future of the Christian Churches in the 21st century; you'll receive close, gentle and committed supervision from experienced international clergy and laity; you'll expand your linguistic and cultural skills; you'll enjoy an unforgettable year which will nourish you for the rest of your ministry and you'll get to spend time in Canterbury, Jerusalem and Rome on the educational and ministerial trips we will organise for all our interns. Come and see how the Church of England lives, prays, thinks and talks... abroad!”
Applications close on Thursday 4 May 2018