“Follow me… feed my sheep”

What do you get if you cross 4 very different churches, 16 people from across the UK,  stories of life, faith and journeys, and Curry Mile?

The SCP Vocations Weekend 2011! A weekend sponsored by the Society of Catholic Priests and hosted by St Chrysostom’s Church, for people considering God’s call in their lives. We welcomed people from Southwark, York, Sheffield, Gosport, Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Bristol to Manchester for a wet (welcome to Manchester!) but enjoyable weekend exploring vocations to ordained ministry. In addition to reflections together with guest speakers and enjoying social time together, the group visited a diverse range of churches and priests working in what are perhaps challenging yet inspiring ministries.

Some comments of those who attended….

“Just got back after an amazing vocations weekend. It helped me to focus my calling by sharing experiences with other colleagues who are on the same journey. Witnessing some inspiring church work in the local helped me a great deal. Saturday night we took full advantage of the “Curry Mile” and relaxed. On Sunday we attended Mass at St Chrysostom’s, and over lunch we met Bishop Mark and the chance to ask questions . The weekend closed with prayer and Benediction. Great weekend a must for all considering vocation.” John 

“It was really helpful and enjoyable…” Sarah

Thanks for organising a great weekend, I’ve come away with lots to think about.” Jack

“thank you for a marvellously organised, affordable and worthwhile weekend”   Katie
Here is the suggested booklist prepared by Fr Michael Burgess for those attending the weekend: VOCATIONS WEEKEND BOOK LIST 2011


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About stchrysostoms

St Chrysostom’s is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church in Manchester. We’re an inclusive, diverse and welcoming faith community where people of differing backgrounds make friends. Find our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2364267899/
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3 Responses to “Follow me… feed my sheep”

  1. Neil says:

    It was a wonderfully uplifting weekend, which allowed all to reflect upon their own sense of individual calling. The parish visits gave an insight into the challenges of different ministries which were being continually adapted to the needs of the church and the local community. It was very well organised and everyone was friendly and welcoming. Thanks to the SCP and all at St Chrysostom’s for making it such a success. God Bless. Neil

  2. John says:

    Had a great weekend and met some really nice people. It gave me greater focus on my faith and calling and some direction. Thanks to to all invloved.

  3. Linda Robinson says:

    I am still twirling in my mind and heart the events and people on the weekend. It came at the end of an extraordinary week of “coincidences” and to be accepted and affirmed by you all is precious, my journey continues knowing there are companions on the way!
    Thank you to you all; everyone shared something of themselves with generosity and warmth which alleviated the physical cold of the weather!

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