Learn. Pray. Discern.

“Jesus needs priests, good and holy priests, men who are willing
to lay down their lives for their sheep…
Do not be afraid to give yourself totally to Jesus”

(Pope Benedict XVI, Hyde Park Sept 2010)


Who is a priest? What does he do? Why don’t priests get married?

Could God be calling you to become a priest for his people?

Check out this section for some answers to these questions and more like them.

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He saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office,
and he said to him, “Follow me”.
And he rose and followed him.

(Matthew 9:9)


Everyone has to discover their vocation.

In this section find out what we mean by the Call to Christian

Discipleship and how it will help you begin the discernment process.

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Priests are “sent to be in the midst of their flock,
to render the Lord present through the Eucharist
and to dispense His mercy”.

(Pope Francis, Oct 2014)

Homilies http://t.co/4G4WDdP3Gr via @GoPriest - Sep 11
RT @danjcjackson: Excited to be heading down to @SouthwarkVocs to join @FrStephenL & John Withers for the #Project16 retreat - Sep 08

The new Southwark Vocations website is now live. Many thanks to Joshua Anthony Facemyer at Vianney Vocations for all his hard work designing it. Check it out at www.southwarkvocations.com - Jul 17 2015 Southwark † Vocations | Just another WordPress site www.southwarkvocations.com
Congratulations to two Southwark seminarians who were ordained to the diaconate this morning. David Howell (left) and Philip Andrews (right) were among six students of the Venerable English College to be ordained at Palazzola, overlooking Lake Albano and Castelgandolfo. - Jul 12 2015


Keep up to dates with what’s

going on at the Vocations Centre

by following our blog and social media pages.

If anyone would come after me,
let him deny himself and take up his cross daily
and follow me.

(Luke 9:23)


It takes a long time to prepare to become a priest.

Find out why here and take the opportunity

to meet our seminarians.

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How lovely it is to see priests joyful in their vocation, with a profound serenity,
which sustains them even in moments of exhaustion and pain!
And this never happens without prayer, prayer of the heart, dialogue with the Lord…
that is the heart, so to speak, of priestly life.

(Pope Francis, October 2014)


The Vocations Centre relies on your help to foster a

vocations culture in our diocese. Whether you are an individual

or an entire parish there is something for you here.

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Come and see...

(John 1:39)


If you would like to talk about your discernment

please feel free to contact the Vocations Director.

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