Being a mentor

God calls people from all walks of life, and our ministers should reflect the society we are part of.
Photos of the different people involved in the Mentor Directory programme.


We recognise that discerning your vocation can be a daunting process, made scarier by a lack of people to talk to who aren’t formally connected to the selection process. Sometimes it’s comforting just to have that solid shoulder to lean on when things get difficult.

We’re building a directory of mentors for historically under-represented Christians who can offer support through the discernment process. 


“Exploring vocation is a journey that we always take with others, because discerning vocation is the task of the church, not just individuals. Coming alongside someone seeking to discern where God is at work in their lives and where God is leading, is a huge privilege. Being a mentor will be a rich experience and a blessing: the blessing of seeing the God of love at work in the life of his people.”

Archbishop Justin Welby

The first Mentor Networking Day for Ordained vocations Mentors and their mentees will take place on 30th November 2020 at Lambeth Palace, hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. More details to follow.

If you wish to be one of the trained mentors attending this inaugural event, please aim to attend one of the following training days.


Our next Mentor Training Days are

  • Tuesday, May 12th - To be delivered via the Zoom platform. More details to follow
  • Friday, July 10th - To be delivered via the Zoom platform. More details to follow
  • Thursday, September 17th - St. Andrews, Waterloo
  • October, October 12th - Birmingham 


In light of COVID-19, we have had to move our mentor training online. This however, will make training more accessible for some individuals. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill in the form below:

Training days run 10am to 4pm. Attendance for the entire day is mandatory.





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"All of you who were baptised into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise."

Galatians 3:27-29