Ordination Exploration Days

Wondering if you’re called to be…ordained?

Ordination – Exploration Days

Is God calling you to be an Ordained Minister in the Methodist Church?

  • Has anyone ever suggested to you that you would make a good minister?
  • Have you ever felt God calling you to serve the Church as a Deacon or Presbyter?
  • Do you want to know more about the life of the ordained?


Events in this Connexional year have now passed


Exploring Ordained Ministry 

Saturday 2nd March 2024

You can book onto this event here.

Saturday 8th June 2024 (repeat of event in March)

You can book onto this event here.

Why might you attend this event?  

To find out more about;

  • Being an Ordained person
  • How to Candidate for Ordained Ministry
  • What is included in the Training Pathways

All these events are free, however, booking is required, and will open later this year. You are welcome to bring a friend or significant other with you.  

All events are interactive and prayerful, with space for you to ask questions.

For more information please contact mvw@methodistchurch.org.uk 


Inhabiting Diaconal ministry 

Saturday 16th March 2024 

You can book on to this event here.

Why might you attend this event?

If you are wondering if you are called to be a Deacon, or if you will be candidating as a Presbyter and want to know more about the ministry of a Deacon.  


Not sure if this day is for you?  Have a conversation with your Minister or Superintendent Minister

Please be aware that attending these events does not oblige you to candidate as a Methodist Minister, and that you do not have to attend one of these days to be able to candidate

For Frequently Asked Questions about candidating please see the FAQs page here.

For information about the candidating process visit 


Discernment resources

There are a lot of resources on the vocations pages, plus below is an activity from the Called To Be postcards 

Look at the image and consider the questions; 

  • Who can you talk to about your sense of calling?
  • What type of community do you long to be a part of?

Read these words and then consider the questions again;

Ordination is the culmination of a long process in which the Church:

  •       Discerns the call of candidates
  •       Tests the call
  •       Forms ministerial development

Ordination goes hand-in-hand with your ‘reception into Full   Connexion’ with the Methodist Conference. This is when ministers and the Church/Conference enter into a covenant relationship, with the associated privileges and responsibilities.

We read of the early Christians: “All who believed  were together and had all things in common.” Acts 2:44 (NRSV)  

Methodism teaches us that we “watch over one another in Christian love.”

  • Who can you talk to about your sense of calling?
  • What type of community do you long to be a part of?


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