Vocations - Family Life

How does a call to ordination fit with my call to be a parent? What will training and ministry mean for my family? What if I want to grow my family?

This 20 page booklet aims to answer common questions and help people in your congregation or community explore what God might be calling them to.


Exploring ordination could mean big changes for your family, and it’s natural that you will have all sorts questions. There are thousands of clergy families up and down the country, all doing things differently to navigate family life whilst serving God as ministers.

To show you what’s possible, this booklet gathers stories of some of the many incredible people who are living out their calling to be both a parent and an ordained minister in the Church of England.