Trainee Scheme

Previous Ministry Trainees


Anya Bowker

"I served for 2 years as a ministry trainee at St John's and, I have to say, it was an invaluable experience.

"I was able to gain an insight into all the background work that goes into just keeping a church running and play my part in that, as well as taking part in the youth work. Youth work was something I'd never done before and it was a steep learning curve, but I found I absolutely loved it! I got loads of support and training, including attending a Bible course one day a week, which was so helpful.

"I'd definitely recommend doing a ministry trainee scheme if you have the opportunity, especially if you're thinking of going into paid ministry in the future, as it gives you a bit of a feel for what it looks like working for a church. Even if you're not, it's brilliant because it gives and enhances skills for ministry and service you can use to serve your church family for the rest of your life."


Chris Watts

"Being a Ministry Trainee at St John's was fantastic.

"The time given to studying the Bible with other trainees helped to develop my understanding and deepen my relationship with God. It was also fantastic to spend time as a leader in the youth groups getting the chance to share the good news about Jesus with the young people who come along.

"It was also a time of personal growth and an opportunity to discover how I could go on serving the church once my apprenticeship was over. It taught me how to keep on growing in my Christian life and service."

Contact us

For more information, please do get in touch with the Church office on 01892 540897