Ministry Experience Scheme

The Diocese of Gloucester Ministry Experience Scheme, which will run from September 2022, joins in with the ministry and mission of a variety of churches, helping people to explore their vocation and deepen their own prayer life and self-understanding, living with others in Gloucester.

This scheme is fully funded. For any questions about next year’s scheme, please contact Sandie (details above) to register your interest or find out more. The scheme includes opportunities to experience youth work, social justice, evangelism, rural ministry and more.

  • Are you aged 18-30 and passionate about your faith?
  • Do you feel called to Christian ministry, but don’t know what type or where to start?
  • Talk to us!

The Diocese of Gloucester is offering an exciting and fulfilling one year ministry experience scheme for young people (18-30) who would like to explore whether God might be calling them to Christian ministry. During the placement the scheme will provide an opportunity for participants to experience ministry in a variety of settings and will aim to equip people for a life of service to God. You will also have the opportunity to complete the foundation year with Cuddesdon: Gloucester and Hereford (or other theological training based on your previous experience), enabling you to grow in your understanding of the Bible and of your faith.


Hear what previous participants say:

National teaser trailer:

Get an idea of what the scheme is all about:

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Selwyn’s story – I know where God’s taking me now

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Lizzie’s story – It opened up different routes for me

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Andreas’s story – It made me rethink what the church is about

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Amy’s story – A chance to explore new things about myself

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Supported by

Allchurches Trust
Sylvanus Lysons
Church of England