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Topic: National Office for Vocation

Vocations to priesthood and religious life kept steady last year

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

Religious life is dying out in Europe. But it’s surging in England and Wales. Here’s why

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

Vocations to religious life have tripled within just eight years

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

Church in England and Wales is seeing a welcome rise in vocations

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

Priest is heckled on radio as he says believers are often ridiculed

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

England and Wales to see sharp rise in ordinations

Number of priestly ordinations expected to almost double in two years

Number of women joining religious orders triples in three years

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

Pop band release single in support of vocations drive

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

Discernment groups are an excellent idea: they remind us lay people that we have a vocation too

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

English and Welsh vocations rise to highest level in a decade

This year 56 men entered seminary in England and Wales