Resources to help you
This page is for those who are currently meeting with someone as part of the discernment process. It contains information and resources to help you, as you work with your DDO to discern God’s call on your life.
Fellowship of Vocation
An opportunity to meet with other people going through the discernment process. Find out more. The group normally meets about four times a year, usually at the Diocesan Office in Leeds, but currently via Zoom.
Introduction to Anglicanism
We run a short course about the basics of Anglicanism one evening a week during the autumn. It's important for all potential ordinands that they have a good understanding the Church of England, it's history, it's identity and it's worship. We always have excellent speakers and this is a very useful opportunity for anyone exploring a call to ordination.
Details will be sent to everyone in the discernment process, and the event will be advertised on our social media.
The diocese holds a large collection of books which may be borrowed.
Explore the list of books available.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to borrow. These are usually available at the Fellowship of Vocation meetings, and can be returned at later meetings.
We occasionally post book reviews on our Facebook page. or on the Digital Learning Platform.
Useful Links & Information
( You will need Adobe PDF Reader to view these on a PC )
The Church of England national webpage about selection for ordination is here.
Booklets and articles you will need to read during the discernment process.
These are compulsory reading for all candidates and your DDO will check that you have read them before you go to a BAP..
Issues in Human Sexuality (PDF)
Promoting A Safer Church (PDF)
The Five Guiding Principles (PDF)
The Five Marks of Mission (PDF)
It would be especially helpful to read the Ordinal, which is the Order of Service for the ordination of deacons and priests.
You will find other pages to help you via these links:
An outline of the discernment process in the Diocese of Leeds
- Some key issues - what kind of things might prevent ordination?
Training options - colleges, courses and pathways.
Frequently Asked Questions - explaining some key words.