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Father Stephen Langridge is a priest of the Diocese of Southwark. He is chairman of the England and Wales Vocations Directors Conference. Father Stephen runs the UK’s first dedicated residential centre for nurturing a culture of discipleship and vocations promotion.

Since he began this work in 2005 the number of seminarians in Southwark Diocese has more than doubled with 26 men currently accepted by the diocese as students for the priesthood.

At a national level he serves as Chairman of the Conference of Diocesan Directors of Vocations and has been instrumental in promoting the Quo Vadis model of discernment group, and the highly acclaimed Invocation festival,

He produced ‘The Calling’ a vocations DVD for use in schools and parishes. He has also worked on a number of publications including a collection of ‘Stories of Priestly Vocations’ published by Saint Paul’s, and ‘Transitions’ a contemporary photographic gift book for young adults.

"When we walk without the cross, we are not disciples of the Lord." -Pope Francis