All Christians are ‘called’ by God, and in that sense have a ‘vocation’. The Church takes all calls seriously, because we recognise the God who calls.
In the rite of ordination God gives authority and the grace of the Holy Spirit to men and women who are being made bishops, priest and deacons, through prayer and the laying of hands by bishops. We at St John's and St Peter's have raised up a number of people for ordination to the diaconate and the priesthood, and one former Rector to the episcopacy.
If you feel that God is calling you to explore the possibility of ordained ministry, then the first port of call is a conversation with the Rector. In Perth, the Archbishop has appointed people to assist others in discerning the nature of their calling. These ordained and lay people are called the Archbishop’s Examining Chaplains. After initial meetings with the Diocesan Vocations Advocate , they can be the next point of contact to explore, with you, the nature of God’s ‘call’ on your life.
To find out more about the discernment process in the Anglican Diocese of Perth, follow the link below.