Find your true calling during Ministries Fair

Revd Tim Jones. ANL-160331-155635001
Revd Tim Jones. ANL-160331-155635001

Ever felt you were destined to become a priest, a town pastor or a Sunday school teacher.

For anyone who has an event to guide people considering a role helping others and linked to the church is to be held later this month.

Stalls giving advice and information about how to become a vicar, work in church schools or foster children will all be in attendance at a Ministries Fair at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds.

Tim Jones, the Diocese Director of Ordinands and New Ministries for St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, said the fair was an ideal opportunity to discover a true calling.

“Things are changing in that vocation events used to concentrate on being a priest or a reader,” said Revd Jones, who is behind the event.

“But we have broadened it out hugely from that and it is not just for people in robes.”

Around 30 stalls will be present at the event with speakers and people to speak with providing an insight into a wide range of roles.

Revd Jones said there would be plenty of chance to talk with those working in positions ‘recognised as part of the Christian discipleship’.

“We hope people will come who have a sense God is calling them to let their faith have some kind of traction,” he said.

“There are so many options available and positions which recognise a sense of calling.

“For example being a school teacher and putting in such immense hours is to many a vocation. These are the people that make a difference in peoples lives.”

The event is thought to be the first of its kind to be held in Suffolk and will take place on St George’s Day, April 23, from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

The fair is open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend. However those wishing to visit should call Lesley Steed on 01473 298510 in order to establish a general idea of how many people to expect.