Is this an opportunity for you?

Are you aged 18-29, do you sense that God might be calling you into some kind of Christian Leadership? Come and spend a year with us and explore what God has 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 U.K.

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

Applications are being considered now. There is a brochure or please contact us by email  for more information.

CEMES Portsmouth Application Form 2018

The Western Wards Internship Information document has full details of the scheme and participating churches.

In relation to application please note the following:

  • Due to the nature of the scheme, there is a genuine occupational requirement for each participant to be a Christian.
  • There is no formal closing date for applications. Instead, when we’ve received your completed form and references, you’ll be invited for an informal interview in Locks Heath. Once all the places are filled, we won’t be able to accept any more applications, and a notice will be placed on this page.
  • As a general rule, we are unable to pay travel expenses for those wanting to attend an interview. However we do have a discretionary fund, which enables us to offer assistance if the travel costs would otherwise present a legitimate obstacle to your attendance. Please let us know if this is the case.