This resource is for those at any stage on the journey towards ordained vocations, who might feel that they would like to have a knowledgeable friend, who is like them, to accompany them along the way.
All the Mentors are volunteers who are passionate about supporting future clergy. Your Mentor will not be making decisions on your process or be your advocate.
You and your Mentor decide when, how and how often to meet and they will walk with you for as long as you need them to.
More Mentors will be added as we get more volunteers.
“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
How to find a Mentor
Look at our list of mentors below. Click on any of the pictures to read more about them and then use the message form on each mentor's page to get in touch. with them.
My name is Arani Sen. I am currently Vicar Of Christ Church Upper Armley, Diocese of Leeds. I also serve as Area Dean of Armley and Honorary Canon of Bradford Cathedral.
I'm Bev Hunt, recently retired as an Associate Minister in Woking, in the Diocese of Guildford
Derek is a church warden and deanery synod representative.
Eileen Rose | Vocations Mentor
I’m Elaine Evans, and I have been the Vicar of St Bertelin’s Stafford & St John the Evangelist Whitgreave in the Diocese of Lichfield for the past 12 years.
I'm Emma Major, a Licensed Lay Pioneer Minister near Reading, Berkshire, in the Diocese of Oxford.
Fiona Schneider | Coach, Doctor and Reader in Church of England
I'm Folorunso (Folli) Olokose, Vicar of St. Mary Oatlands in the Diocese of Guildford.
Ms Hilary Cotton | Coach and facilitator, laywoman
I have been ordained for twelve years and Priest in charge, Kirk Langley, Mackworth, Mugginton with Kedleston and Area Dean, Dove and Derwent in the Diocese of Derby.