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:
- suggested prayers
- using the sermon time
- links to other websites which offer further resources
- 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
Diocese Name Telephone number
Aberdeen and Orkney Rev Vittoria Hancock email@example.com 01339 755919
Argyll and The Isles Rev Canon Alison Peden firstname.lastname@example.org 07899 782991
Brechin Rev Canon Fay Lamont email@example.com 01382 453818
Edinburgh (1) Rev Canon Marion Chatterley firstname.lastname@example.org 0131 667 6847
Edinburgh (2) Rev Richard Cornfield email@example.com 0131 556 1335
Glasgow and Galloway Rev Canon Alison Peden firstname.lastname@example.org 07899 782991
Moray, Ross and Caithness Rev Iain Macritchie email@example.com 07760 209440
St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane Rev Canon Alison Peden firstname.lastname@example.org 07899 782991
Provincial Director of Ordinands
- Rev Alison Peden PDO@scotland.anglican.org