Diocese of Chichester


Whom should I contact?

If you feel God might be calling you to some kind of vocation, it's good to have an initial conversation with your vicar or chaplain. If they are supportive, the first person you would normally speak to is one of our Vocations Officers:

The Revd Robert Norbury, Diocesan Vocations Officer

The Revd Vanessa Baron, Assistant Vocations Officer

The Diocesan Director of Ordinands has oversight of the selection and training of candidates for ordained ministry:

The Revd Dr Keir Shreeves

Authorized Lay Ministry in the Diocese is overseen by:

The Revd Jayne Prestwood

Assistant DDOs

We have a team of Assistant DDOs across the Diocese who accompany people discerning a call to ordained ministry:

The Revd Brian New (SSM), Horsham Deanery

The Revd Helen Garrett, Brighton Deanery

The Revd Giles Carpenter, Eastbourne Deanery

The Revd Nicol Kinrade, Cuckfield Deanery

The Revd Dr Richard Coldicott, Horsham Deanery

Mrs Margaret Heald, Chichester Deanery

The Revd Canon Paul Seaman, Storrington Deanery

The Revd Canon Lisa Barnett, Horsham Deanery

The Revd Martin King, Horsham Deanery

The Revd Harriet Neale-Stevens, Midhurst Deanery

Mentors for Ordained Ministry

The Diocesan Vocations Team is made up of people from a wide range of backgrounds, but you may value the support offered from the Church of England Mentor Directory

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. While your Mentor will not be making decisions on your process, they will be available to offer support, encouragement and guidance.

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. For more information, go here.