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I'm a young woman training to be a priest - AMA
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humanwinginglife · 02/09/2022 16:55

As the title says. Any questions I'd be happy to answer!

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Monday55 · 02/09/2022 16:56

Priestess you mean? How young is young ?

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Sandysandwich · 02/09/2022 16:58

Is being a priest a full time job or will you have to have another job as well?

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humanwinginglife · 02/09/2022 16:59

Monday55 · 02/09/2022 16:56

Priestess you mean? How young is young ?

No, my job title will be priest. I am mid twenties.

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PermanentTemporary · 02/09/2022 16:59

I associate priest with the Catholic Church but that's presumably not right. Which religion and why does being a leader in that religion appeal?

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humanwinginglife · 02/09/2022 17:00

Sandysandwich · 02/09/2022 16:58

Is being a priest a full time job or will you have to have another job as well?

I am training to be a full time stipendiary priest so I won't have another job. Some people choose to be non-stipendiary however or part time which would mean to survive, they would continue their jobs.

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humanwinginglife · 02/09/2022 17:04

PermanentTemporary · 02/09/2022 16:59

I associate priest with the Catholic Church but that's presumably not right. Which religion and why does being a leader in that religion appeal?

I am Christian and training in the CiW (which is basically CofE but in Wales).

It was a calling rather than an appeal but since I've been training, the desire to me is to show love, exercise compassion and modernise (without taking away from those who prefer traditional) but more to show the frailty of humanity and that, I am an average, approachable, very normal young woman!

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ManSplainin · 02/09/2022 17:24

Monday55 · 02/09/2022 16:56

Priestess you mean? How young is young ?

Yes, like when my mother and my sister and various other women went to medical school to become doctresses.

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humanwinginglife · 02/09/2022 20:04

Mansplainin - I guess woman priests are still unfamiliar Confused

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titchy · 02/09/2022 20:09

I suspect it's because priest is associated with the Catholic Church, and obvs no female priests there. Vicar is what most people would refer to the equivalent in the CofE.

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titchy · 02/09/2022 20:09

Where do you want to minister once you're qualified? Community, prison, hospital, other?

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Cakeandslippers · 02/09/2022 20:11

Have you always been religious? When you say it's a calling, how do you know? I'm late 30s and still no idea if I've taken the right path or where I'll end up. I'm always interested when I of people who just know what they want to do.

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5zeds · 02/09/2022 20:13

What’s the difference between a priest and a vicar?

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mynameischloe · 02/09/2022 20:15

How can I attend church and believe in evolution at the same time?

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LaQuern · 02/09/2022 20:15

Was is your (based in Biblical teaching) response to extremes of the evangelical movement who say that womens cannot be pastors, as only men can do this.

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PhotoDad · 02/09/2022 20:16

5zeds · 02/09/2022 20:13

What’s the difference between a priest and a vicar?

I'm not the OP but to save her answering this one: at least in the C of E, a vicar is one type of priest (who is in charge of a parish church or a group of parish churches). Chaplains, some senior clergy (eg archdeacons) and various people who work in cathedrals (deans, canons) -- they are all also priests, but not vicars, because they're not attached to a parish church. (Sorry if I've got that wrong!)

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humanwinginglife · 02/09/2022 23:15

titchy · 02/09/2022 20:09

Where do you want to minister once you're qualified? Community, prison, hospital, other?

I'd love to do rural ministry. I've done small placements in hospital and prison which were great experiences but I wouldn't say they were for me long term!

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CPL593H · 02/09/2022 23:17

Did you do a theology degree before starting training?

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humanwinginglife · 02/09/2022 23:19

Cakeandslippers · 02/09/2022 20:11

Have you always been religious? When you say it's a calling, how do you know? I'm late 30s and still no idea if I've taken the right path or where I'll end up. I'm always interested when I of people who just know what they want to do.

No I haven't always been religious. I didn't come to faith until late teens. The calling is super super hard to express, it's like a feeling/knowing. Something which you can't really say no to without feeling something 'amiss'. I had some experiences which confirmed it Smile

Sorry to hear you feel the way you do. I truly believe we all have a calling in life to something - secular or religious Flowers

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CPL593H · 02/09/2022 23:19

5zeds · 02/09/2022 20:13

What’s the difference between a priest and a vicar?

They are different words for the same thing in Anglicanism (C of E etc)

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Hibye23289 · 02/09/2022 23:20

How much will you get paid? How long is the training?

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EmmaH2022 · 02/09/2022 23:21

Just interested generally
do you study in a residential place? Is it long hours? Are there many women training?

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OnTheBrinkOfChange · 02/09/2022 23:21

Would you have ever become a nun?

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humanwinginglife · 02/09/2022 23:21

5zeds · 02/09/2022 20:13

What’s the difference between a priest and a vicar?

Nothing much tbh within the CofE and CiW apart from official job title. I think a lot of priests are referred to as the 'vicar' or 'rev' but there really isn't any difference unless of course it's from a different denomination. Baptist ministers are often titled 'pastor' or 'vicar'.

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CPL593H · 02/09/2022 23:21

PhotoDad · 02/09/2022 20:16

I'm not the OP but to save her answering this one: at least in the C of E, a vicar is one type of priest (who is in charge of a parish church or a group of parish churches). Chaplains, some senior clergy (eg archdeacons) and various people who work in cathedrals (deans, canons) -- they are all also priests, but not vicars, because they're not attached to a parish church. (Sorry if I've got that wrong!)

Your answer was better than mine Grin

Sorry, I'm not the OP either Flowers @humanwinginglife humanwinginglife

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Thewolvesarerunningagain · 02/09/2022 23:23

So what activities do you do in training? What have you enjoyed learning most/least?

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