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Ministry Experience Scheme

We are now taking applications for September 2018

If you are aged 18 to 30, and are looking for a year-long opportunity to explore what God is calling you to, then join The Ministry Experience Scheme (CEMES).

An opportunity to discern God’s call, whilst rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck into real-life Christian ministry in the context of urban, diverse, multi-cultural Dudley (Northern end of the Diocese of Worcester). 

Mentored and supported by supervisors, vocation advisors, local clergy and lay people, all keen to encourage and welcome you, the scheme runs from September-June, involves living in community, time for some study, practical ministry experience and personal development and vocational discernment opportunities, for 18-29yr olds, keen to explore who and what God is calling them to be and do, (including those interested in exploring a call to the ordained ministry). 

Younger women and those from ethnic minority heritages are currently unrepresented in the Church of England and are particularly welcome to apply to the scheme.

The scheme is running as part of the Church of England national Ministry Experience Scheme (CEMES).

How do I get involved?

If you would like further information then please contact Sarah Fenby 01905 730733; 07943 051056, for more details, and to receive an application form. All enquirers are welcome, and you can apply to any diocese offering the scheme no matter where you currently live.

The Ministry Experience Scheme is supported by Allchurches Trust.