Vocation Resources

Resources for the Selection and Discernment Process

On this page you will find links to a number of resources for candidates for ministry and for Vocations Advisors (VAs) and Assistant Director of Ordinands (ADOs) within the Scottish Episcopal Church.


Enquirers & Candidates

Enquiry for Discernment iForm and NotesWord
Registration FormWord
GDPR formWord
Enquirer & Candidate Reading List (updated Jun 2021)Word
Candidate for Ordained Ministry Charity Trustee DeclarationWord
PVG FormWord

Vocations Advisors (VAs) and Assistant Director of Ordinands (ADOs)

Vocations Advisors, Wardens of Lay Readers and Assistant Director of Ordinands Handbook 2024PDF

Guidance for IncumbentsWord
Criteria for SelectionWord
Discernment CurriculumWord
ADO Assessment ReportWord
VA Recommendation FormWord
Sponsoring Papers (1)Word
Sponsoring Papers (2)Word
Reference Request LetterWord
Clergy ReferenceWord
Personal ReferenceWord
Occupational ReferenceWord
Educational ReferenceWord
Finance tablesPDF

General Resources

Suggestions for further reading are available here.

Resources for Deacons

Truly Called by God to Serve as Deacon: The report of the Bishops Working Group on Distinctive Diaconate is available from the General Synod Office and for download in the table below:

Truly Called by God to Serve as DeaconPDF
Truly Called . . . TwoPDF
Diaconal liturgical normsPDF
The Vocational Diaconate in the SEC*PDF

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Exploring your vocation

Read our overview on exploring your vocation, and different forms of service to the Church.

Vocations Sunday

Read our overview on Vocations Sunday, which includes links to sample prayers, sermon topics etc.

  • The Church of England site for Vocations Sunday, with a large number of sermon outlines, texts, articles, suggestions for discussion and worship, including ideas and material for all-age worship.
  • The Church of Scotland site for Vocations Sunday, which they observe on the second Sunday of Advent. There are sermon reflections for the texts for that day, general prayers and substantial worship material on the theme of vocation, meditations and hymn suggestions.
  • A large number of weblinks to resources related to the Lectionary texts for each Sunday: Bible commentary, sermons, discussions, full liturgies and prayers, art and media, children’s resources and music.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact pdo@scotland.anglican.org