Vocations Sunday

The College of Bishops confirmed that the fourth Sunday after Easter would be kept as ‘Vocations Sunday’ in the Scottish Episcopal Church.

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. 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 IslesRev Canon Alison Peden pdo@scotland.anglican.org 07899 782991
BrechinRev Canon Fay Lamont flamont53@sky.com01382 453818
Edinburgh(1) Rev Canon Marion Chatterleymarion.chatterley@blueyonder.co.uk0131 667 6847
Edinburgh(2) Rev Richard Cornfieldrich.cornfield@gmail.com 0131 556 1335
Glasgow and GallowayRev Canon Alison Peden pdo@scotland.anglican.org 07899 782991
Moray, Ross and CaithnessRev Iain Macritchieiain.macritchie@nhs.net07760 209440
St Andrews, Dunkeld and DunblaneRev Canon Alison Peden pdo@scotland.anglican.org 07899 782991

Provincial Director of Ordinands