Vocation Retreat 2024

Monday November 20th 2023

The Church of Ireland Commission on Ministry annual vocation retreat for those considering ordination will run from January 26-28 in the Dromantine Retreat Centre, Newry. 

This year’s guest speaker will be the Rev Dr Sean Doherty. Sean is the Principal of Trinity College in Bristol. He became a Christian around the age of 16, and soon started to wonder if God was calling him to become a vicar. He went to Oxford to study English but changed to theology, which he loved so much that he has been studying (and teaching!) it ever since.

He teaches Christian ethics, and is especially passionate about economic ethics, which was the subject of his PhD. His wife Gaby is also ordained and has recently become the minister of a church in a nearby social housing estate. Sean’s father grew up in Ballymoney, Co Antrim.

The retreat is financed through the Church of Ireland Commission on Ministry, and participants are asked for a contribution towards costs of €75/£65. If you are interested in attending and would like to know more, please contact Judy Peters at judith.m.peters@gmail.com

The closing date for bookings is Friday December 22 2023.


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