Diocese of Chichester

Announcement of New Diocesan Director of Ordinands

Bishop Martin has appointed Revd Dr. Keir Shreeves as the new Diocesan Director of Ordinands (DDO)

On 24 oct 2019

In Bishop

By Diocese of Chichester

Canon Rebecca Swyer, Director for Apostolic Life, says: ‘It’s a great pleasure to announce the appointment of the Revd Dr Keir Shreeves as our new Diocesan Director of Ordinands (DDO).’

Keir is currently an Associate Vicar at St Peter’s Brighton and has just been awarded his doctorate in Systematic Theology from the University of Aberdeen.

Before moving to the Chichester diocese, Keir trained at St Mellitus College, with placements at St Paul’s, Hammersmith, St Andrew’s, Fulham Fields and the Royal Brompton Hospital. He served his curacy in a busy parish in Chiswick, West London.

Prior to ordination, Keir was in senior management in the manufacturing industry, during which time he redesigned the production process of the iconic enamel London Underground signs, helping save the company from insolvency.

Commenting on his appointment, Keir said: "I am excited to have been called to take on the role of Director of Ordinands, building on the excellent work of my predecessor the Revd Dr Dan Inman. I am passionate about the discernment process, knowing God calls in a variety of ways, and I look forward to supporting the nearly fifty ordinands-in-training. 

"It is an exciting time in the life of the Church as we look to safely increase numbers of women and men to ordained ministry, especially encouraging younger candidates, and those from under-represented groups. I look forward to working with the Deputy and Assistant DDOs and my prayer is that we might see a wider pool heralding Christ’s kingdom through Word and Sacrament for the evangelisation and transformation of the nation."

Keir is married to Jessamy and together they have three young children. He enjoys theatre, Bauhaus design and running. Keir has been a non-executive director of YWAM England and is the author of Art for Mission’s Sake.

Keir will take up his new role as Director of Ordinands on 1 November 2019 and can be contacted on Keir.shreeves@chichester.anglican.org.