Brother Innocent: St Peter's Major Seminary, Malawi
'It always feels good when you start a journey and you have people on your side supporting you. I am strengthened and comforted on my journey towards priesthood, knowing that I have someone praying for me in my vocation and supporting me financially.'
Brother Kotte: St John's Regional Seminary, India
'For my part with a grateful heart, I really thank God for all the benefits that I have been receiving from you. May God bless you for your good deeds.'
Brother Peter: Bigard Memorial Seminary, Nigeria
'It is a long journey that demands a lot of strength and resources. But because of your support, I am able to focus on my discernment wholly, listening to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, while at the same time serving the Church in various ways.'
Brother Hashan: Our Lady of Lanka National Seminary, Sri Lanka
'How blessed are we to encounter Christ in you, whose hearts are filled with riches in the value of generosity as we march towards Holy Priesthood. I send you my heartiest thanks for the immense contribution you make to our formation.'
Brother Gervazio: St Peter’s Major Seminary, Malawi
'A simple "thank you" does not justify how deeply I appreciate your generous support to me financially and spiritually. Your prayers and selfless nature are very much evident as a result of your thoughtfulness in sponsoring me. This is what keeps me going and feel knowing that really, I have a sponsor who prays for me.'
Brother Mathew: Christ the King Major Seminary, Kenya
'The idea of a stranger helping me achieve my desire to serve as a Priest is humbling and encouraging. It gives me an impetus to work even harder, and also to cultivate a heart of charity to God and to others.'
Brother Kodiganti: St John’s Regional Seminary, India
'Through your kind sacrifice, we receive basic things like books, food, and healthcare. With your generous contribution we are able to receive good formation to become good priests and work in the vineyard of the Lord.'
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Walk with them, so they can walk with God’s global family

If you, your family, or your parish can raise £42 a month for four years you can help realise a vocation in a mission diocese, and help build a strong and vibrant Church for the future.

Contact us during office hours to become a sponsor:

T: 020 7821 9755


You can also write to us at Missio, 23 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1NU

In mission dioceses in Africa and Asia, it costs at least £700 a year to train a seminarian (student for the Priesthood). Despite the sacrifices made by their families and parish communities, and the Seminaries’ efforts to grow their own food, it is a struggle for them to cover the full costs of Seminary training.

Missio believes no vocation should be turned away through lack of funds. That’s why the Holy Father asks us to channel help from our supporters in England and Wales to our Church overseas.

How it works

  • You register – as an individual, a group, or a parish – to sponsor a seminarian in one of our five Seminary partner locations: India, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Kenya, or Malawi. This means a commitment to raising £500 a year, for four years. That’s £42 a month or £1.37 a day.
  • Missio receives names of seminarians from our five partners. We then allocate a seminarian to you. You’ll receive the name of a student in the first of his final four years of Theology studies. He will also receive your name and hold you in prayer. You can choose to correspond, if you so wish. Your personal contact information will not be provided as correspondence goes via Missio. 

Get in touch to sponsor a seminarian

If you would like to sponsor a seminarian as an individual, please contact us during office hours:

T: 020 7821 9755

You can also write to us at Missio, 23 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1NU

Sponsoring together

Sponsoring a seminarian makes a wonderful parish or community project. 

It’s a fantastic way to connect in faith to seminarians studying for the Priesthood overseas, and a wonderful opportunity to support the future of our Church. 

Click here to find out more about our community sponsorship programme>>

A group of young men in Seminarian cassocks walking along a sunny path, smiling as they talk to each other.
'Everybody feels they have a clear purpose both to "pay and pray" for the success of their future Priest. Each sponsor feels that this is "their" trainee Priest and that they have a divine and specific purpose.'
Leo, Birmingham
Parish sponsorship organiser