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Last updated 3rd July 2018

Discipleship and Ministry

The Discipleship and Ministry Department exists to support our clergy and parishes. 

The team is responsible for:

  • Clergy Continuing Ministerial Education (CME) for those beyond IME 2, Ministry Development Review (MDR) and training grants (including clergy sabaticals)
  • Developing Discipleship and Lay ministry, including training for Occasional Preachers and other practical issues, and support for the network of Pastoral Assistants
  • Recruitment, training or support for Readers 
  • Vocations Advisors who can help people exploring any form of licensed ministry, lay and ordained. 
  • Guiding candidates for Ordained Ministry through the diocesan and national discernment processes
  • Training for curates in their first years of Ordained Ministry
  • Self-Supporting Ordained Ministry (SSM) clergy
  • Spiritual direction, including training in this area
  • Ordinands and Readers training on our local All Saints course

 

Contacts: Department

  • Department Administrator: Rosie Strachan - Rosie.Strachan@Blackburn.Anglican.Org  01254 503078  

Contacts: Training

  • Discipleship & Lay Ministry Development Officer and Warden of Pastoral Assistants: Mandy Stanton - Mandy.Stanton@Blackburn.Anglican.Org 01254 50308
  • Director of Studies including IME2: Rev Matt Allen - Matt.Allen@Blackburn.Anglican.Org

Contacts: Vocations

  • Acting Diocesan Director of Ordinands: Rev David Arnold -  frdavidarnold@gmail.com 01257 474025
  • Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands: Rev Stef Dnistrianskyj - dnists@gmail.com 01253 823978
  • Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands: Rev Carolyn Leitch - carolyn.leitch24@gmail.com 01253 973864
  • Vocations Coordinator: Rev Catherine Hale - vocation@Blackburn.Anglican.Org 01282 814237

Other Contacts:

  • Self-Supporting Ordained Ministry Officer: Rev Canon Peter Shepherd - canonpetershepherd@gmail.com 01200 425053
  • Warden of Spiritual Directors: Rev Nick Mansfield - nickthevic1@googlemail.com 01772 742367
  • Warden of Readers: Rev Canon Andrew Holliday - holliday321@btinternet.com 01257 421396