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Links and further reading

Website links

The Church of England's Ministry Division

www.churchofengland.org/clergy-office-holders/ministry.aspx

 

You are never too young to think about offering your life in God’s service.

Take a look at www.callwaiting.org.uk a specific Church of England website for young people and young adults.

 

The following organisations also provide resources, events and weekends to help you explore your calling in ministry:

Additional Curates Society www.additionalcurates.co.uk

Affirming Catholicism www.affirmingcatholicism.org.uk

Church Pastoral Aid Society www.cpas.org.uk

Society of Catholic Priests www.scp.org.uk


Further reading

Below is a selection of some books that many have found helpful as initial reading.

A longer Reading List (pdf) includes many that can be found in the Diocesan Library at Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton NN4 7YD. This is also where the DDO, Steve Benoy is based.

ON VOCATION

How to Find your Vocation by John

Called or Collared? by Francis Dewar

This is our Calling by Charles Richardson

ON ORDAINED MINISTRY

Being a Priest Today by Christopher Cocksworth & Rosalind Brown

Ministry in Three Dimensions by Steven Croft

The Christian Priest Today by Michael Ramsey

The Life and Work of a Priest by John Pritchard

ON ANGLICANISM

Anglicanism: A Very Short Introduction by Mark Chapman

How to be an Anglican by Richard Giles

Being Anglican by Alastair Redfern

ON SPIRITUALITY

In the Name of Jesus by Henri Nouwen

God of Surprises by Gerard Hughes

Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster

ON BIBLICAL STUDIES

Introducing the Bible by J Drane

Introduction to Biblical Studies by S Moyise

ON CHRISTIAN FAITH AND THEOLOGY

Café Theology by Michael Lloyd

The Essence of Christianity by Brian Hebblethwaite

Christianity: A Short Introduction by Keith Ward

ON LITURGY AND WORSHIP

Holy, Holy, Holy: Worshipping the Trinitarian God by Christopher Cocksworth

Creating Uncommon Worship by Richard Giles

ON MISSION AND EVANGELISM

From the Abundance of the Heart by Steven Cottrell

Mission-Shaped Church from Mission and Public Affairs unit of General Synod

ON SELF-KNOWLEDGE AND PASTORAL REALTIONSHIPS

Knowing Me Knowing You by Malcolm Goldsmith & Martin Wharton

Still Small Voice by Michael Jacobs

ON RELIGIOUS LIFE

Unveiled: Nuns Talking by Mary Loudon

Sing a New Song: The Christian Vocation by Timothy Radcliffe, OP

CHURCH NEWSPAPERS

Church Times www.churchtimes.co.uk

Church of England Newspaper  www.churchnewspaper.com