Ministry Mentor Directory

The Ministry Mentor Directory is an open access resource that creates a neutral space for any Anglican exploring or on the journey toward lay/ordained ministry in the Church of England. The Directory is aimed at those who could be identified as historically under-recognised in the Church of England but spans a number of categories: under 30, socioeconomically diverse, women, LBGT+, UKME/Global Majority heritage, disabled/living with a disability, lay, ordained or living with caring responsibilities.

All mentors are trained volunteers who are passionate about supporting people from underrepresented groups on their vocational journey. None of the mentors will be part of your discernment process. They are there to accompany you on your vocational journey.

You can decide to have a mentor at any point of your journey. You choose the time, location and frequency of interaction with your mentor.

Ideally your mentor would work or live nearby so that you can potentially met in person. However, most mentees meet their mentor via Zoom, Microsoft Teams or by phone. How you interact with your mentor is totally up to you.

Use the search function below to find the mentor who aligns with where you'd like to proceed on your journey and get in touch to start a conversation.

Mentee testimonials

Listen to our mentee's stories of how the Mentor Directory programme has helped them navigate the discernment process and having the support of someone who understands what they're going through. Farida shares her story. Other testimonials can be watched by following the links below:

  1. Aggy Palairet Photograph

    Aggy Palairet

    Vicar, Diocese of Coventry

  2. image of Ajennie Subaran

    Ajennie Subaran

    Curate, Diocese of Chelmsford

  3. image of Andrew Earl

    Andrew Earl

    Diocesan Safeguarding Officer and Reserve Army Chaplain

  4. Anesia Nascimento De Jesus Cook

    Diocesan Vocations Adviser, Diocese of Sheffield

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    Angela Rayner

    Vicar, Diocese of Southwark

  6. image of Anjali Kanagaratham

    Anjali Kanagaratnam

    Ordinand, Diocese of Salisbury

  7. image of Aptin Samadi

    Aptin Samadi

    Vicar, Diocese of London

  8. image of Ayo Audu

    Ayo Audu

    Curate, Diocese of Oxford

  9. Image of Beatrice Nambuya Musindi

    Beatrice Nambuya Musindi

    Chaplain, Diocese of Rochester

  10. Beth Joss-Pothen

    Beth Joss-Pothen

    Vicar, Diocese of Chelmsford