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.