St Peter's Foundation Interns spend four days as pastoral assistants, which includes one day in college during academic term time. In their free time Interns are able to seek local employment. It is expected that they will take at least one day off a week.
From September 2019 members will join the students at Saint Mellitus College in Plymouth for one day a week of study enjoying themes in practical theology like mission and evangelisation.
The day begins and ends with prayer along with time for silence and contemplation. This is at the heart of what we do. In the house we have set aside a special place for doing this.
There is the opportunity for Interns to do youth work, including leading school assemblies and going to the secondary school CU with Youth for Christ, Kingsbridge.
There will be regular opportunities to discuss your life journey and sense of calling. This includes exploring authorised ministry within the Church of England with vocation advisors from this diocese.
There are plenty of opportunities in the parish churches to help in visiting the housebound, shadowing the clergy and working in projects to help those that are struggling and in need, the sick, the lonely and the bereaved.
Interns have been involved in delivering a range of worship services, including music ministry, reading, ushering, preaching, leading Services of the Word.
A big part of the Interns' time is living in the community house, Swallows Nest, Malborough. Interns eat, shop, study, pray and manage the house together, as well as investing in each other. A chaplaincy team is there to support and mentor you.