Abingdon Deanery

Events Elsewhere in the Diocese

For a list of events elsewhere, please see recent e-bulletins posted on the Oxford Diocese website at this link.

Dorchester and Oxford Exploring Vocations Group: Session 2. 'Faith and how we are rooted in the Church of England' - 11th December 2018, Kidlington, Oxford

Open to all exploring God's call on their lives and seeking to understand how to respond.  These sessions will offer the opportunity to meet others on the same journey, to reflect on aspects of ministering in the Church of England including vocation, leadership and mission. The group provides an opportunity to explore in more depth your sense of calling through sharing vocational information, personal reflection, group discussion and biblical meditation.

If you would like further information before booking please contact Jane Hemmings:

Tuesday 11th December 2018; 7.30 - 9.00 pm

At: St John’s Church, Broadway, Kidlington, OX5 1DD


Free registration at this link.


Future Dates:

Tuesday 15th January, 2019; 7.30 - 9.00 pm (Reflections on Baptism, the root of our calling)

Tuesday 12th February, 2019; 7.30 - 9.00 pm (Gifts and Leadership)

Tuesday 12th March, 2019; 7.30 - 9.00 pm (Mission and Pioneer Ministry)

Saturday 6th April, 2019; 09.00 – 12.00 noon (Pilgrimage – a chance to reflect together on our vocational journey)


'Introduction to Spiritual Direction', September 2018 - June 2019, Reading, Berks.

Details can be found here

Young Women's Vocation Day, 29th January 2019, Reading 

26th January 2019 from 10am-4pm

at Reading Minster, Chain Street, Reading RG1 2HX


Are you 16-32 and thinking that God might be calling you to ministry in the Church?


Come and meet others exploring vocation, and young women in training, curacies and senior positions in the Church. A chance to ask all the questions you might have about ministry and taking the next step.


A practical, creative and prayerful exploration of ministry

  • a chance to hear from those who are testing vocation, in training, and in various aspects of ministry
  • ask questions
  • share the Eucharist
  • think creatively about your future through a facilitated reflective workshop

The day is free of charge and includes refreshments but please bring a packed lunch.


Further information from Jane Hemmings email: jane.hemmings@oxford.anglican.org

Registration here.