Ongoing Formation of Priests in Southwark
“God does not cease to call some men to follow and serve Him in the ordained ministry. However, we also must do our part, through formation, which is the response of man, of the Church, to God's gift, that gift which God makes through vocations... It is about protecting vocations and having them grow, so that they bear mature fruits. They are a 'diamond in the rough,' to be worked with care, respect of the conscience of persons and patience, so that they shine in the midst of the People of God” (Pope Francis, 3 October 2014).
It is recognised that Ongoing Formation is primarily the responsibility of the individual priest - and embraces his human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral needs. The OGF Committee assists priests in fulfilling this responsibility in a variety of ways. To contact any member of the committee or to find out more about the distinct areas of the committee's work, please see the links below or contact the OGF Secretary, Gill Reeves at
Ongoing Formation of Priests
More Park, Lucks Hill,
West Malling, Kent, ME19 6HN
01732 845486 - firstname.lastname@example.org