Once you have been accepted by the Archbishop as a candidate for the priesthood or diaconate, a significant period of study is required: normally five or six years.

Although some seminarians may study at the English College and those entering into a vocation in later life may attend the Beda College (both in Rome) the majority of men in Southwark will attend Allen Hall Seminary in Westminster Diocese from September 2021.

The video above offers some insight to the shape of the daily lives of seminarians and shows how they are prepared for the priesthood and diaconate, not just through study and ecclesiastical formation, but also by participating in the wider life of the seminary.

View Reflections from Southwark Seminarians