People who went to Truro Cathedral on Saturday to take part in the diocesan Vocations Day were advised to consider what brings them joy, as they explored how best to follow their callings.

The event was well attended by people at all different stages of the discernment process, with plenty of opportunities for them to consider their next steps.

‘Recognise who you are’

The day kicked off with Bishop Philip sharing the story of his vocational journey, and suggesting that one of the first steps towards recognising a calling was identifying and recognising who you are, as that will significantly inform what you do.

Later in the morning there was a panel discussion, between ordinand Tom Ebbens, curate the Revd Claire Jones, parish priest the Revd Jeremy Putnam, Reader Jim Seth, Christians Against Poverty (CAP) worker Natalie Gavan, and the Bishop of St Germans, the Rt Revd Dr Chris Goldsmith. 

Panel members were asked to tell the audience what brought them joy, as well as their views and experiences on other topics – including where they found the most difficult challenges in their roles.  

The attendees broke into smaller groups for some sessions, and also saw some videos about different people’s vocations.

Premiere of video

A new video exploring the vocation of CAP’s Natalie Gavan, was given its public premiere at the event. You can see the video here.

If you would like to explore your vocation further, more details are available here.