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Figures show a rise in vocations since the early to mid-2000s

Vocations to religious life in England and Wales have tripled in just eight years. Here are four reasons why

Vocations to religious life in England and Wales are at their highest level since 1995

National Office for Vocation reports rise in numbers of people entering religious life

Fr Christopher Jamison, director of vocations, was speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions?

Number of priestly ordinations expected to almost double in two years

Last year there were 17 new recruits in England and Wales, up from six in 2009

The band ooberfuse have composed a ‘dubstep’ soundtrack for the Church’s new vocations framework

Let’s hope they put an end to Shine Jesus Shine and X Factor-style retreats

This year 56 men entered seminary in England and Wales