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Seeker Group

This group is for anyone who may be considering a vocation, or at least wanting to spend some time discerning God’s will for their life.

We start with friendship and fellowship by sharing a meal. Then, during the evening we have some kind of relevant input, talk & discussion regard vocation – this could be from the Vocation Promotion team, or a member of a Religious Community or a current Seminarian. We spend a period of prayer in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

The Seeker Group meets on the first Friday of every month from 7-9pm. All are welcome to join us at Sacred Heart Church Fareham, PO16 ONQ.



Direct Contacts


Canon John Cooke
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Canon John Cooke is the

Vocations Promoter for the

Diocese of Portsmouth. 

Canon Gerard Flynn

Canon Gerard Flynn is the Vocations Director for the Diocese of Portsmouth. 

Fr Dominic Adeiza

Fr Dominic Adeiza is the Director of Permanent Diaconate. 

Useful Links
  • Facebook - Black Circle
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Here are some useful links for your discernment journey.

Seminary Life

Ordained & Religious Life

The seminaries that the seminarians of the Portsmouth Diocese study at are:

St. Mary's, Oscott, Birmingham:

(Their Frequently Asked Questions page is particularly helpful!)

Allen Hall, Chelsea, London:

The Royal English College of St. Alban in Valladolid, Spain:

The Venerable English College, Rome:

The Pontifical Beda College, Rome:

Marriage & Family Life

Visit the Marriage and Family Life page of the Portsmouth Diocese website.

Or see the Bishops' Conference of England & Wales site

See the National Office of Vocations site for more information on the various states of life and discernment.

For more details about the Religious Orders and Communities in the UK see the UK Religious Life site.

See this site for information about Secular Institutes.

Discernment Apps

For a great discernment app, check out God Calls.

And Pray As You Go for daily prayer.

To join our Prayer Network, sign up to our mailing list here:

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