Revd Claire Robson
0191 270 4154 (usually Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Revd Catherine Askew
Revd Jonathan Lawson
0191 908 7835
Revd Alan Paterson
0191 286 9913
Revd Sarah Lunn
01434 681 721
The Diocesan Vocations Team has two main responsibilities:
- To work with people who think they may be called to ordained ministry. The Church of England has a thorough and detailed process for what is called ‘discernment’ (finding out what God really wants for the person) and the team works within this process with the person coming forward, with the diocese and with the Church of England structures.
- To encourage and promote vocations throughout the diocese, implementing the Vocations Strategy. This work involves both looking out for people who may be called to authorised ministry and encouraging congregations and church members to think and pray about their own callings more widely. In this we work in partnership with and alongside the Developing Discipleship Task Group.
Vocations Advisers do initial work with people who have a sense of calling but are not yet sure what they’re being called to, as well as initial work with people who sense a call to ordained ministry.
Revd Pat Craighead
0191 266 2326
If you wish to explore a calling to ordained ministry, have a look at these pages and explore the links, and contact Claire in the first instance.