Some Research into ‘The Discernment Process’ and a plea for help…

So, I wrote recently via Anita’a blog ‘Dreaming Beneath the Spires‘ about my recent experiences at Vicar School. What I forgot to include – probably from anxiety about the vicar school weekend 😉  – was a plea for help..!

I’ve been wanting to write about the discernment process (i.e. what happens before you get to go to Vicar School) from a personal perspective. There’s not much info out there about discernment itself and unless you manage to meet up with others going through it (which some dioceses encourage) it’s hard to know what to expect, or what will come next – it can be a real emotional roller coaster!

So, I’m in the process of writing a short guide to discernment (with a view to publishing, but not sure when or where yet) from a personal angle. The sort of thing that would be useful to anyone embarking on discernment – top tips to surviving, that kind of thing!

Anyway I’d love to hear from people who have been through the discernment process in the last few years (5 max) and wouldn’t mind sharing about their own experiences.  I have a short questionnaire I can send out to anyone who’s willing to help (and I will keep info anonymous to avoid any potential fall out and to get real honest answers!)

You can contact me using the contact form on the right hand side or tweet me @redjules and please do spread the word…

Many Thanks!

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  • Reply
    Matthew Bray
    August 15, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Happy to fill in a questionaire if it will help. I was selected a couple months back in April and start training in a few weeks.

  • Reply
    September 5, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Hi Matthew. Did I contact you about this? what's your email address? you can tweet it to me @redjules if that's better than here!

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