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Vocations News

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posted on 18 September 2012

A variety of speakers from different vocational paths will offer a series of talks focusing on figures of faith from the Bible who have inspired them personally and reflect on how we can all learn from their examples for our own journey.

posted on 15 December 2011

CATHOLICISM is a life-changing ten-session course which explores the defining elements of our faith Jesus Incarnation, life and teaching, the Sacraments, prayer and liturgy, Mary, the apostles and saints, the Church, grace, salvation, heaven and hell.

posted on 05 December 2011

See the latest programme of speakers for the Vocations Discernment Group at Westminster Cathedral.

posted on 05 October 2011

In an audio slide show the BBC feature the Rector of Allen Hall Mgr Mark O'Toole and seminarians talking about the challenges of becoming a priest.

posted on 19 September 2011

50 men are now preparing for the Catholic priesthood  at Allen Hall, the Diocese of Westminsters seminary in London.

posted on 01 July 2011

We pray for our new priests today and always, with all the angels and saints, that their ministry may be blest and our Church enriched.

posted on 26 April 2011

Fr Richard shares the names of the ten new men who have been selected to begin formation in Westminster Diocese.

posted on 28 February 2011

Come along to our Vocations group events for young adults.

posted on 29 October 2010

Vincent Malone has been ordained as a priest for the Diocese of Westminster.

posted on 29 October 2010

Dates of November's Vocations Mass in Westminster Cathedral and Vocations Discernment Group for Young Adults are now available. 

posted on 30 September 2010

46 seminarians are preparing for the Catholic priesthood at Allen Hall seminary

posted on 19 March 2010

Faith Matters, the series of lectures about aspects of the Catholic faith, has now finished but all of the lectures are now available to watch online.

posted on 17 September 2009

Fr Richard Nesbitt was ordained in June 2007 and is currently serving as Assistant Priest in the parish of Our Lady and St Joseph, Hanwell.

posted on 10 July 2009

Wetherby Carmel, a contemplative womens community set in the Wharfedale valley, is offering a monastic experience weekend from 11-13 September 2009.

posted on 10 July 2009

A Vocations Discernment Community for men in Hammersmith is celebrating the completion of its first successful year.

posted on 23 June 2009

'It is so true - God can call at anytime'

posted on 17 June 2009

Archbishop Vincent Nichols visited Allen Hall seminary, his first formal visit to the Diocese of Westminsters seminary since his installation as Archbishop of Westminster, on Sunday 14 June.

posted on 27 April 2009


posted on 24 April 2009

The World Day of Prayer for Vocations will take place on Sunday 3rd May.

posted on 24 April 2009

A Vocations Evening will take place in Hatfield on Tuesday 5th May at 7pm.

posted on 26 March 2009

The Vocations Discernment Group celebrated its 10th anniversary on Friday 13th March.

posted on 11 February 2009

A new group has been set up for young adult men and women, offering the opportunity for exploring a call to religious life and/or priesthood.

posted on 11 February 2009

Men who are interested in finding out more about the permanent diaconate in Westminster are invited to 'A Come and See Morning'.

posted on 11 February 2009

Find out more about the Catholic priesthood by taking The Challenge.

posted on 04 November 2008

Pope Benedict XVI has issued a letter for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2008.

posted on 22 October 2008

'Come and See' is an evening for men considering a Vocation to the Roman Catholic Priesthood.

posted on 24 September 2008

The Diocese of Westminster welcomes James Neal to the priesthood following his ordination in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 13th September.

posted on 24 September 2008

The start of the academic year 2008-2009 at Allen hall was marked by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor as he celebrated Mass on 10 September.

posted on 16 June 2008

Three married men have been ordained as Permanent Deacons

posted on 06 May 2008

One of the Catholic men who took part in a special discernment weekend to find out more about Priesthood writes about his experience of the event. 

posted on 29 January 2008

Allen Hall's new website aims to help those considering the Catholic priesthood and also provides a range of practical information about the Seminary.

posted on 13 November 2007

An article in the Times Newspaper challenges the idea of a 'vocations crisis' in Britain.

posted on 14 September 2007

40 men are now training to be priests at Allen Hall, the Diocese of Westminster's seminary.

posted on 19 June 2007

Celebrations as Priests and Permanent Deacons ordained.

posted on 19 April 2007

A new film designed to encourage men to become Priests has been launched.

posted on 02 April 2007

A chance to discover if priesthood is for you at a special weekend of discernment in the Diocese of Westminster.

posted on 05 December 2006

Seventeen men interested in priesthood in Westminster Diocese have taken part in a special Vocation weekend.

posted on 16 January 2005
Allen Hall was founded in 1568 by Cardinal William Allen in Douai, Northern France, to provide priests for the English Mission during penal times. Many of its first students were martyred for the faith. In 1793 the college moved to Old Hall Green, near Ware in Hertfordshire, remaining there until 1975 when it transferred to Chelsea.

posted on 14 January 2005
Cardinal Cormac, echoing the words of Pope John Paul II, has challenged us with the words of Jesus, 'Put out into the deep'. Fr Christopher Vipers is The Director of Vocations to the Priesthoood in the Diocese. His contact details are:- Our Lady of Grace and St Edward 247 High Road, Chiswick W4 4PU Tel: 020 7798 9083 Fax: 020 8987 8332 Email: chrisvipers@rcdow.org.uk Fr Pat Browne is The Director of Vocations to Permanent Diaconate His contact details are:- Holy Apostles 47 Cumberland Street, Pimlico, London SW1V 4LY Tel: 020 7834 6965 Fax: 020 7821 8609 Email: patbrowne@rcdow.org.uk

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