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Source: (consider it) Thread: Whom shall we send? The Vocations Thread
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[Votive] For everyone who is preparing to go to BAP.

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I'm finding it very interesting reading about eveyone's experiences. I'm off to my my BAP next month but I'm a bit of an oddity- I've applied for MSE training (Minister in Secular Employment) which would link into my work as a nurse.

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Welcome to The Ship, GreenPixie.

I hope you find your right direction.

Meanwhile, Board descriptions map what goes where, and Hosts are here to provide extra signage if needed.

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Thank you kindly!

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quote:
Originally posted by GreenPixie:
I'm finding it very interesting reading about eveyone's experiences. I'm off to my my BAP next month but I'm a bit of an oddity- I've applied for MSE training (Minister in Secular Employment) which would link into my work as a nurse.

Welcome to the ship GreenPixie.

How does the MSE training work? What do you have to do and what can you do once you're trained?

We don't have them here but it was mentioned in a mission plan prayer recently....

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If I'm accepted for training I'll train alongside the other ordinands and readers who are training part time on the All Saints (Warrington) course. This will be immense fun as I work full time!Yay!

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[Votive] For your BAP and continuing vocation, ministry, and contributions to the ship Green Pixie.

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Thank you! This is a good place to learn more about MSE and work place based ministry:
http://www.chrism.org.uk/

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[Votive] GreenPixie and all with BAPs coming up.

I'm still here, still lurking... The feelings don't go away, but I am trying to be realistic. I have been thinking about maybe exploring the possibility of training as a Reader, as I think I could potentially bring something to that role. But I was googling today and found out that the same restrictions apply around people who are divorced and remarried, so I guess that rules that out... (I don't have any excuse. My first husband was a thoroughly nice chap. I was just too young when I married him, and fell out of love with him. I didn't set out to treat him badly, but I know that I hurt him terribly. No excuses. My fault.) So there you go. It's not meant to be...

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Might be worth pressing that point about divorce and remarriage further, Pia. I don't know where you are, and therefore what the current rules are where you are, but I certainly knew at least one Reader who had been divorced and remarried before she was accepted for Reader training (although that was 20-odd years ago and in Southwark, which you might have expected- certainly at that time- to be more open to flexibility about this kind of thing).
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Pia, you should seriously talk to your Warden of Readers. It's quite possible that you would be able to obtain a Faculty under Canon C4 if your situation is as you've just explained it here.

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Just a post to say congrats to all ordained priest on Sunday, including one Yorkshire shipmate done at the Minster. [Yipee]
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[Votive] for anyone off to a BAP tomorrow.
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Dear Bishop,

Just to let you know, we recommend Masha for training for ordained ministry.

All the best,

Nice BAP advisers.


I may be paraphrasing there but: [Yipee]

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Masha that is wonderful! [Yipee]

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Wonderful news [Yipee]

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Brilliant!!

[Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee]

...and now the next step...

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Allelulia! [Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee]

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Pia I can't find all your previous posts and if there is something I amnot aware of? But have you explored this with the DDO and warden of readers?

I know both readers and priest who are divorced and remarried or married to a divorced person (which is the same thing)
In fact our current vicar is married to a divorcee. Yhough they said it was not easy - lots of discussions and htey ahd to get and archbishop's faculty.

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Allelulia! [Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee]

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Thank you for sharing the excellent news Masha. Congratulations! And thank you God. [Axe murder]

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Lovely news Masha - thank you.

Isn't there some other shipmate off to BAP tomorrow? Prayers for you. [Votive]

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Wonderful news, Masha. I am so pleased. [Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee]

[Votive] for anyone off to a BAP this week.

Zacchaeus - sorry for the cryptic post. I have been variously fighting/trying to ignore/cautiously considering a vague sense of call. I did post briefly about this months ago before sticking my head firmly back in the sand again. Part of my problem is that Mr Pia II is fairly vehemently atheist... at the moment I'm scared to raise the issue even with him, let alone anyone else (and if he isn't prepared to be supportive there's no point talking to anyone else, I figure). I thought that Reader ministry might seem less threatening to him, as well as playing to what might potentially be seen as my strengths. I got discouraged when I read the rules around remarried divorcees, not least because, as I said, I don't have any 'excuse' - Mr Pia I was not a monster, far from it (if anything, the monster on that occasion was me [Frown] ). But it looks as if that may not be the total non-starter that I thought it was, so ... err ... I'm back sitting on the fence and wondering how to raise the issue with Mr Pia II again. (Slap me with some wet fish, someone! [Roll Eyes] )

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Pia

I suspect saying "Yes I have a divorce, actually it was mainly my fault and I acknowledge that, I do not want to repeat it" is pretty good reason for being granted a faculty. What they are not wanting is people who have not sorted out the blame issues from their own divorce or treat divorce as the automatic solution to going through tough times in a marriage.

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I'm off to my BAP tomorrow! I thought it would be ages -- November -- and suddenly place came up, and now there's only one more sleep before it. Except that I'm not expecting to sleep much tonight...

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[Votive] May it go well Niminypiminy.

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Praying for you niminypiminy [Votive]

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Masha [Yipee]

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[Votive] Niminypiminy

Thank you for those thoughts, Jengie. That is a helpful and more ositive way of looking at things. (For what it's worth, I've been with Mr Pia II for over 20 years, so am not a commitment-o-phobe...!)

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Thinking of you, niminypiminy. [Votive]

Pia, I agree with others who say that you should not exclude yourself on account of your divorce. The pastoral car crash of the faculty system is much improved and less intrusive than you might imagine. [Votive]

Edited to add: I have just been given the details of the diocesan vocations assessors for my second crack at the process, so will hope to make contact with them soon.

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*positive

(Did preview, just didn't see the glaring mistake. And missed edit window. [brick wall] )

Thank you, and good luck with everything Laxton's Superba. [Votive]

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quote:
Originally posted by Jengie Jon:
Pia

I suspect saying "Yes I have a divorce, actually it was mainly my fault and I acknowledge that, I do not want to repeat it" is pretty good reason for being granted a faculty. What they are not wanting is people who have not sorted out the blame issues from their own divorce or treat divorce as the automatic solution to going through tough times in a marriage.

Jengie

What Jengie says.

They will want to know that there is nothing lurking in the woodwork to cause embarrasment to the church. They will also want to know that there are no unresolved issues with past spouse/children from that relationship.

And they will wnat to know the cause of the past marriage break up, what you learned from it and that you are sorry, and won't make the same mistake again.

And yes they may want to see a supportive spouse, even if they are not a Christian.

It must be worth some conversations, as maybe Mr Pia needs time to adjust to the idea
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Well, after two years of people suggesting that I have had a vocation, and many frank conversations with various priests who are frankly frustrated with me, I now have an appointment set to meet the DDM in early July.

It would be wrong to say I have no sense of vocation - sometimes it is very strong - but my misgivings about the Church keep wobbling it, so it's in the context of Reader ministry that my first conversation will take place.

If I could become illustrative for a moment, it feels like I'm standing before the Church and, throwing my hands up, saying "Oh guys, I don't know. What do you think?"

Well the PCC know now, and I've been invited to preach in a couple of weeks' time. I've no idea where this is going (though I have my suspicions).

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Welcome aboard Vertis.
I think you have a very sane attitude to the process. If God wants you in his ministry and you open yourself to that possibility, then que sera, sera. [Votive] for you.

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Thanks, LS. If you compare my registration with my post-count, you'll see I'm not usually of the mind that my views are worth sharing, so the process will be interesting for me. It's also a comfort: I'm tired of trying to wrestle with the issues all by myself, and there's something comforting about sharing it with the DDM and asking what the church thinks.

Two clear things though: I can't take my career seriously, and that's a sense that's been growing for years. Also, I have a wife and a young child, so whatever happens needs to be right for them too.

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Hello Vertis, and good luck with everything. [Votive] for you...

And thanks to everyone who replied to my incoherent ramblings. I have finally had a conversation with my husband. He is not totally against the idea per se. However, he is against me taking on anything that takes up my (limited) free time and takes me away from the family. He points out that he does far more housework, cooking, and shopping than I do, and probably a good half of the childcare (though the kids are getting older now and that's a lot less onerous than it was). This is all true: we've always had a pretty role-reversed relationship, as I have always been the main - indeed, for almost half our relationship, the only - bread-winner, but I have come to take for granted that he will do all that he does, and that this will leave me free to work more, or - if I can 'manage down' my work, as I hope to do in the next year or so - to do other things. And I see now that that's not fair. So I am feeling a bit sad and sorry and very much aware of the selfishness of my thinking hitherto. And I am putting everything else on hold while I try to work to develop a more balanced home-life. If I can do that, and can still see a way to explore where to go next with these more spiritual things, then I will... eventually (once I've reassured Mr P that it won't impact on him too much). But if I can't... well, I have a duty to my family, and I kind of feel that this has been a salutary lesson in priorities and humility.

I am going to step off this thread for a while, but, who knows, one day I may return. Meanwhile, [Votive] [Votive] [Votive] for all of you, and a huge thank you!

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Pia

This is a wild card but I wonder if there is the equivalent of Training For Learning and Serving which certainly, when I did it, allowed the area of service to be your own family!

It just sounds to me as if spending time thinking about what your faith means within your family context and what you expect of your husband and so on might be really useful whatever the future holds. I suspect it to involve finding ways to talk, not to convert him, but so he knows what is going on. Finding ways to listen to him so that you can hear him; asking questions about how the balance is and whether you and him are happy in it. Yes the challenges you set yourself might be to take greater practical responsibility, tell your husband you love him regularly and perhaps give him space to do something he loves.

I have seen far too many people who have only thought about their spouses response and understanding very late on in the process. It nearly always then occurs that they are not as happy as the individual assumes. This is as true of Christian spouses as it is of atheist.

Whatever your vocation is he is part of it, not separate from it, and therefore needs to be involved.

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Good luck Vertis, and all who are exploring.

Hope you find your path Pia.

I'm still not sure I've quite processed the idea that I'll be in formation from September. I'm going to Mirfield, which will be brilliant and I'm looking forward to it. Such a lot to do before then though!!

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Thank you, Jengie. Once again that is a very helpful post.

God luck with everything, Masha. It will be wonderful, and Mirfield is such a beautiful place to be...

[Votive] [Votive] [Votive]

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I have not posted in this thread before, but I am in the discernment process for becoming a contemplative nun, so I guess this is where I post about it. I am wondering if anyone else doing this. It seems to be an unusual vocation nowadays.
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Unusual maybe, but very valuable. Best wishes for your discernment process Fineline.

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Thank you, Angloid. [Smile]
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You are at least the third person I know to go through this process. Of the two prior ones I recall, one did become a nun and one did a novice year before finding it was not for her.

Hope that you find the process of exploring a journey worth making in and of itself whatever the outcome.

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quote:
Originally posted by Masha:
Dear Bishop,

Just to let you know, we recommend Masha for training for ordained ministry.

All the best,

Nice BAP advisers.


I may be paraphrasing there but: [Yipee]

They wrote something a bit like that for me too.
[Yipee] [Yipee]

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Great news!
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Great news Niminypiminy! Congratulations. [Smile]


Never met anyone doing what you're doing Fineline. Would love to hear your experiences. I've often thought that if I didn't have a family I'd be in some kind of monastic tradition or order......(only one that sang tho - would have to have lots of singing [Big Grin] )

I have a mid-year catch up interview tomorrow. Third year in the process now! Possible deaconing at the beginning of next year. [Help] Scared shitless about it all but still going with the flow.....

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NiminyPiminy - that's great news! [Yipee] Where will you be studying?

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Yay!! [Yipee]

Come to Mirfield, it'll be brilliant.

Or go wherever you've got a place...not that I'm biased toward the institution I've chosen or anything..!

Hope all goes well in the next stage.

Masha, fellow ordinand. [Smile]

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[Yipee] [Yipee] [Yipee]

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I'd love to go to Mirfield -- or somewhere else -- to train full time, but actually I'm going to train locally and part time. It'll be good in a different way, I think and hope.

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