Vocations Sunday

The College of Bishops confirmed that the fourth Sunday after Easter would be kept as ‘Vocations Sunday’ in the Scottish Episcopal Church. This falls on 26th April in 2015.

It is often referred to as ‘Good Shepherd Sunday’, because the gospel reading for the day is taken from John 10, which explores the image of Jesus as the good shepherd.

Vocations Sunday offers us the opportunity to consider what ‘calling’ means in the Church, and how we may best use our gifts in God’s service.

This document aims to provide resources for congregations and their leaders to explore the theme of vocation at services on April 26th. The sections are:

  1. suggested prayers
  2. using the sermon time
  3. hymns
  4. links to other websites which offer further resources
  5. Provincial Director of Ordinands (PDO) article from Inspires on ‘Vocation in the SEC today’ (2011)

If you would like further information or help for Vocations Sunday, please contact your Diocesan Director of Ordinands (DDO) or the Provincial Director of Ordinands (PDO):

Diocesan Directors of Ordinands

DioceseNameEmailTelephone number
Aberdeen and OrkneyRev Vittoria Hancock vittoriahancock@gmail.com01339 755919
Argyll and The IslesContact the Bishop, the Rt Rev Kevin Pearsonbishop@argyll.anglican.org01631 570870
BrechinRev Kirrilee Reidrector@allsaintsglencarse.org01738 860386
Edinburgh(1) Rev Canon Marion Chatterleymarion.chatterley@blueyonder.co.uk0131 667 6847
Edinburgh(2) Rev Richard Cornfieldrichard@psandgs.org.uk 0131 556 1335
Glasgow and GallowayRev Canon Tom Montgomerytmontgomery1@hotmail.co.uk01292 313731
Moray, Ross and CaithnessRev Iain Macritchieiain.macritchie@nhs.net
St Andrews, Dunkeld and DunblaneRev Canon Dom Indind.dominic@gmail.com01786 832368

Provincial Director of Ordinands