Archbishop of York event Step Forward supports young people considering ministry

First published on: 25th January 2023

What is Step Forward?

A day for anyone aged 18 to 30 considering ministry in the Church of England. There will be:

  • Time for worship, prayer and Bible study including a sermon from the Archbishop of York

  • An opportunity to find out what being ordained is really like – its highs and lows

  • Space to look at your own experience and what God might be calling you to in the future

  • The chance to discover how the selection process and ordination training programmes work

  • Q&A session with the Archbishop of York

Find out more by downloading this leaflet

Who is it for?

Step Forward is for anyone aged 18 to 30 who is wondering whether God might be calling them to ministry in the Church of England.

You may have already taken some steps down this route – or you may never have thought about it until now! Either way, the day will help you think, talk and pray through this question.

When is it?

The date for the next Step Forward event is Saturday 11th March 2023.

Where is it? 

Bishopthorpe Palace, York, England YO23 2GE

For a map, driving directions and information about how to get there using public transport click here

How do I register? 

Registration is now open. Visit the Step Forward website to book your place. If you have any questions, please contact Alastair Prince, DDO for the Diocese of Durham on

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