Show me, O Lord, the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
~ Psalm 143:8
- Are you interested in exploring God’s calling for you in your life?
- Are you considering an internship or pastoral assistant role?
- Would you like to live in a small community, exploring and sharing together in prayer, discipleship and ministry?
- Do you feel called to Christian ministry but don’t know where to start?
The Diocese of Truro is offering an exciting and fulfilling internship experience for young people (18-30ish) who believe that God might be calling them to Christian ministry.
Download our Way2 Community Leaflet
The Way2 Community
- The Way2 Community is located in a large former vicarage on Dracaena Avenue in the busy seaside town of Falmouth. This location allows us to experience an wide range of ministry contexts and experience in both a semi-urban seaside town (in and out of tourist season) and in the surrounding rural parishes.
- We offer accommodation and life in community for up to four people as they gain experience of church leadership, study together, and discern how God may be calling them to serve in ministry.
- As Way2 Community members, you will gain parish experience in the varied contexts of local churches in and around Falmouth, with opportunities to experience and lead different styles of rural and semi-urban ministry and youth work. You will also be invited to spend one day a week on a placement outside the local area, working with St Petroc’s Society for the homeless and experiencing Christian leadership and ministry at Truro Cathedral, chaplaincy at Falmouth University and at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. We ensure you have space and time for the prayer, study and reflection which are an essential part of the formational journey.
- You will be supported and guided by our large clergy team, headed by Fr. Simon Bone (who is also Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands), and have regular discussions with the DDO, the Revd Canon Jane Vaughan-Wilson. A community warden oversees the day to day running of the house and offers pastoral support, and each community member is guided by a spiritual director.
- All your board & lodging, transport & study costs are paid for by the diocese and a small living allowance is also provided.
- You can read more about what it’s really like to live with the Way2 Community on our blog, facebook page, instagram, or twitter.
- Your journey with us can last up to two years, giving you the opportunity to discern and explore God’s calling to ministry.
- All participants in Truro diocese are invited to study on the South West Ministry Training Course “New Encounters in Theology” alongside other students including ordinands in training. Lectures are one evening a week and you will have further time set aside each week for theological study.
- All participants will be required to undertake safe guarding training and an enhanced DBS check as part of the scheme.
- We welcome applications from all, however we are aware that women and BAME people are currently under-represented in the Church of England, and we particularly encourage applications from these groups. We do not discriminate on grounds of gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, colour or social background.
Interested? Get in Touch!
For more information, or to enquire now for our next intake, click here.
Please note that there is no formal period for applications. Instead, when we’ve received your completed form, you’ll be invited to visit us over a weekend for informal interviews and a tour of the churches and local area. Our normal start date is September, but if you feel you have missed out on other internship opportunities, do still get in touch as you may still be able to start at other times. Otherwise, we welcome enquiries at any time for a start this year.
Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our community life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:
Revd Angela Brown, Warden of the Way2Community: 01326 212450
In the Diocese: Sarah Acraman Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 01872 274351
Out of Hours for after 5pm and weekends: 01208 251300
In emergency situation:
Local Authority Children’s Social Care: 0300 123 1116
Local Authority Adult’s Social Care: 0300 1234131