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Vocations Weekend

22-24 March 2019

The weekend will help you explore God’s calling on your life. It provides an excellent opportunity to meet other Christians who sense God calling them into new areas of ministry and share stories with each other. The process of reflecting on your calling is led by mature Christians who have experience of helping people to discern God’s call on their lives.

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This year the course will be held in the beautiful surroundings of

Launde Abbey, East Norton, Leicestershire, LE7 9XB

and will be led by Revd Dr John Tomlinson and staff from St John’s and the Midlands Institute for Children, Youth and Mission.

There will be workshops and sessions covering numerous forms of vocations including youthwork, ordination, chaplaincy, workplace ministry. 

The weekend programme also includes time for quiet reflection and contemplation, opportunities to walk around the grounds and shared worship with others at Launde Abbey. The programme is based around Fit for the Purpose workbook which will be supplied for use in preparation and through the weekend and tutorial support will be offered for a couple of months after the weekend so the course can be completed by distance learning.

Cost: £195 to include all accommodation and meals from Friday evening to Sunday breakfast and tutorial support to complete the Fit for the Purpose distance learning course.  Please pay on the online shop - Vocations Weekend

Programme : TBC

If you cannot come in March there will be a further opportunities (dates TBC) - please contact to be added to the waiting list.


For details of other events at St John's please read the Events Calendar


 Comments from previous years

'Fellowship, tutorials and reflection were excellent'

'Excellent opportunity for silent and personal reflection'

'Excellent clear presentations with lots of examples and personal testimonies'

'A very enjoyable weekend in a relaxed atmosphere and Spirit filled'

'A great time of stepping out from everyday life'

'The service at the end of the weekend was so wonderful and very moving, an experience I will remember - 'God bless you all'

'I know myself better ... thank you so much, I have gained so much by being here. Thank you'

'Very nearly didn't come, thinking it was all about ordained ministry - really glad I did come ... really, really helpful. Thank you'