Church of England

MES Southampton is a new programme funded by the national ‘Church of England Ministry Experience Scheme’ and supported by Winchester Diocese and Southampton Deanery – and is completely FREE to join!

This year will give you practical experience in parish ministry, church leadership, community engagement, pioneer mission and fresh expressions of church – while also offering you the opportunity to receive weekly teaching in Christian theology and missional leadership through St Mellitus College. As part of a wider training cohort, you will also gather weekly for study, reflection and prayer together with the other Leadership Assistants, and have opportunities to work together on bigger/ecumenical projects across the city. You will also have opportunities to explore your vocation and the possibility of ordination through regular meetings with the Diocesan Director of Ordinands and the diocesan Young Vocations Champion.