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Last updated 1st December 2023

Growing Leaders Team

The Growing Leaders Team 

The team is responsible for:

  • Developing Lay ministry including Authorised Lay Ministry
  • Recruitment, training or support for Licensed Lay Ministers
  • 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
  • Ordinands and LLMs training at Emmanuel Theological College


Contacts: Department

  • Department Administrator: Abi Saunders - abi.saunders@Blackburn.Anglican.Org  01254 503078  

Contacts: Training

  • Start of Ministry Officer: Rev Jon Price- 07483 948380
  •  Start of Ministry Officer: Rev Helen Scamman - 07483 948386
  • Lay Training Officer: Amy White - Amy.White@Blackburn.Anglican.Org 07384 971796

Contacts: Vocations

Other Contacts:

  • Warden of Lay Ministry:
    Ruth Haldane - Ruth.Haldane@Blackburn.Anglican.Org 07896 490832
  • Assistant Warden of Lay Ministry for Lancaster, Morecambe, Tunstall and Garstang Deaneries: 
    POSITION VACANT - please contact Ruth Haldane with any queries (07896 490832)
  • Assistant Warden of Lay Ministry for Blackburn with Darwen and Chorley Deaneries:
    Peter Williams -
  • Assistant Warden of Lay Ministry for Whalley, Pendle, Burnley and Accrington Deaneries:
    Melanie Clark -
  • Assistant Warden of Lay Ministry for Blackpool  and Poulton Deaneries:
    Greg Doughty - 
  • Assistant Warden of Lay Ministry for Kirkham, Preston and Leyland Deaneries:
    Sue Champness -


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