The Ministry Experience Scheme (MES) in Europe is a year-long internship designed for young people, aged 18-30, who desire to discern their vocation in the Church of England. It runs for an academic year (from September to the end of the following June) and includes opportunities to explore and deepen your faith, discern where and to what God might be calling you, spend a year learning about yourself and your faith tradition with a caring support structure, and acquire life-long skills and formative experiences which will enrich your life, discipleship, and faith.

The scheme consists of Chaplaincy work (practical experience within a church in the Diocese and working with a Chaplain), pastoral mentoring (personal development through working with a pastoral advisor), and theological training (educational work with a theological mentor). For more information about the MES or to apply, see the Diocesan website or contact the Coordinator of the Ministry Experience Scheme, Dr. Clare Amos (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Here in Vienna, we've had several MES interns since the program began:

2022-2023: Ádám Bak
2021-2022: Charles Bishop
2020-2021: Rosie Evans
2019-2020: Gabriel Byng
2018-2019: Benjamin O'Neill
2017-2018: Philip Milton