Diocese of Portsmouth

The Ministry Experience Scheme

If you are aged 18 to 30, and are looking for a year-long opportunity to explore what God is calling you to, then join The Church of England Ministry Experience Scheme (CEMES)

You will spend a year within a diocese exploring ministry, whilst gaining valuable life skills that will help to prepare you for your next steps. You will be given the opportunity to deepen your theological knowledge, gain practical and pastoral skills, and to reflect on your personal faith journey.

You will be provided with accommodation, basic living expenses and theological training. You will be given the opportunity to explore church life, supported by fellow participants and a mentor throughout your placement.


The Western Wards Internship

Is this an opportunity for you?

“The Western Wards Internship is a new Church of England Ministry Experience Scheme for young people who are exploring a call to Christian leadership of all kinds, including ordained ministry.”

This is an exciting new scheme based in the churches of the Western Wards which is an area to the west of Fareham in the Diocese of Portsmouth, and welcomes participants from throughout the UK.

The scheme exists to give Interns the experience of ministry and mission within a local church setting.

Take a look at the latest opportunities.