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Who’s Who in Vocations

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Diocesan Director of Ordinands

The DDO has overall responsibility for the discernment and encouragement of Vocations in the diocese. The Diocese of St Albans has around 45 people training for ordained ministry, and many people exploring God’s call.

The Revd Philip WallerThe Revd Philip Waller
Acting Diocesan Director of Ordinands

Philip meets with men and women in the Diocese who believe God may be calling them to ordination. He guides candidates through the discernment and selection process, and supports them through an appropriate training pathway to the point of ordination. With others in the Team, part of the role is to stimulate vocations to different guises of priestly ministry. This is a part time role carried out in parallel with being a Team Vicar.

Tel: 01438 504318

Email Philip
The Revd Charles BurchThe Revd Charles Burch
Diocesan Vocations Officer

The Vocations Officer’s primary role is to promote the importance of vocations to licensed ministry (both ordained and lay) throughout the Diocese. He organises Vocations events, provides resources for clergy and church leaders, supports the network of 11 Vocations Advisers and encourages young vocations through the PILOT scheme and in collaboration with the Young Vocations Champion and the Diocesan Youth Officer. He also administers the ordinands’ maintenance grant scheme on behalf of the DDO and ADDO.

Tel: 01442 833298

Email Charles
Mrs Barbara YoungMrs Barbara Young
Vocations Administrator

Barbara is the team administrator, who supports the whole team with organising meetings and events, record keeping, putting together statistics and other day to day organisation. Her core hours of work are Monday to Thursday 10.00am to 3.00pm. If you have any general queries please contact her.

Tel: 07884 736 546

Email Barbara

Vocations Advisers

Bedford Archdeaconry

The Revd Vicki Bryson, Tel: 01234 354818; Email Vicki
Ms Cathy Sanderson, Tel: 01234 346889; Email Cathy
The Revd Jairo Nyaongo, Tel: 01582 572415; Email Jairo

Hertford Archdeaconry 

Mrs Catherine Jupp, Tel: 01438 716622; Email Catherine
The Revd Richard Pyke, Tel: 01763 848756; Email Richard

St Albans Archdeaconry

The Revd Charles Burch,  Tel: 01442 833298; Email Charles
The Revd Becky Leach, Tel: 01727 840182; Email Becky
Mr Andrew Parr, Tel:01462 456184; Email Andrew
The Revd Canon Guy Buckler, Tel: 01923 269975; Email Guy

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