St Benet’s forms part of the North London Pastoral Assistants Scheme. This is a programme for young people seeking to discern a vocation to ordained ministry. They work in a series of parishes in North London, and live in community together in three mission houses. More details can be found here.
An important part of the time they spend as “ministry experience volunteers,” is the programme of study and reflection in the realm of theology and spirituality. This is led by Fr Peter, our vicar, and Fr Bruce Batstone, the vicar of Hornsey.
We hope this stimulating programme of study will be of use to our pastoral assistants both as they prepare for further discernment and selection conferences, and future study of theology in preparation for ministry.
Details of this year’s programme have just been published and can be found here: Theological-Formation-202021-.pdf.