New Director for National Vocation Office UK
On 1st October 2010, Fr Christopher Jamison OSB, former abbot of Worth Abbey in Sussex began his new role as Director of the National Office for Vocation. Fr Christopher is well known for his work on TV (The Monastery and The Big Silence) and for his books (Finding Sanctuary and Finding Happiness.) He served for many years as headmaster of Worth School and has a particular interest in the role of school leadership in fostering a culture of vocation.
In 2004, Fr Christopher established the Compass project, a vocation discernment programme based at Worth Abbey that has also recently opened in the North West of England. Compass has responded to about 600 enquiries and has helped over 200 people in taking the next step in their vocational journey. The residential programme has been completed by 30 people, many of whom have joined religious congregations and seminaries. ‘My task as Director of the National Office for Vocation, said Fr Christopher, is to encourage all Catholics to take seriously that simple insight of Blessed John Henry Newman: ‘God has created me to do Him some definite service.’