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Who’s Who in Vocations

St Albans Diocese ShieldThe Revd Dr Quentin Chandler
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.

Tel: 01525 840477

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The Revd Em ColeyThe Revd Em Coley
Associate Diocesan Director of Ordinands

Em meets with candidates who seek ordination to determine if this is the correct path for them and the Church. She is also the champion for Young Vocations, encouraging those aged 15-25 to think about how they might best serve God. Part of her role is to deliver events and courses which support people’s journey towards ordination. This is a part time role carried out in parallel with being Vicar of a parish.

Tel: 01727 866089

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

Like Em, 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

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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 8332981

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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

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Vocations Advisers

Bedford Archdeaconry

Mr Gordon Gray, Tel: 01525 220136; Email Gordon
The Revd Steve Wood, Tel: 01525 876197; Email Steve
The Revd Joy Cousans, Tel: 01525 220261; Email Joy

Hertford Archdeaconry 

The Revd Jenny Fennell, Tel: 01707 320960; Email Jenny
The Revd Fiona Wheatley, Tel: 01763 284189; Email Fiona
The Revd Chris Ferris, Tel: 020 8440 9907; Email Chris

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 Javaid Iqbal, Tel: 01923 859963; Email Javaid
The Revd Canon Guy Buckler, Tel: 01923 269975; Email Guy

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