Who to contact about your vocation

Your first contact should be your Rector or Chaplain (if you are at school, college or university). They will know you best and be able to talk with you about the range of ministries that are possible.

Lay Readership

If you think you may be called to be a Lay Reader, you should speak about it first with your Rector or chaplain, who may then contact your diocese’s Warden of Lay Readers:

DioceseNameEmailTelephone number
AberdeenMrs Avril Hernavrilhern@mac.com01467 642536
Argyll and the IslesMr Donald Shelldonald.shell@googlemail.com01631 562688
BrechinDr Peter Smartsmartpeterdr@btinternet.com01674 840789
EdinburghMrs Janet McKinnelljanet.mckinnell@btinternet.com01368 850604
GlasgowMr Kevin Boakkevin@boak.fsworld.co.uk01436 676852
Moray, Ross and CaithnessMrs Patsy Thomson patsy.j.thomson@gmail.com01381 600708
St Andrews, Dunkeld and DunblaneRev Bob Harleyrobert.harley@gmx.co.uk01575 575515

Ordained Ministry

If you think you may be called to ordained ministry (deacon or priest), you should speak about it first with your Rector or chaplain, who may then contact your Diocesan Director of Ordinands:

DioceseNameEmailTelephone number
Aberdeen and OrkneyRev Vittoria Hancock vittoriahancock@gmail.com01339 755919
Argyll and The IslesRev Canon Alison Peden pdo@scotland.anglican.org 07899 782991
BrechinRev Canon Fay Lamont flamont53@sky.com01382 453818
Edinburgh(1) Rev Canon Marion Chatterleymarion.chatterley@blueyonder.co.uk0131 667 6847
Edinburgh(2) Rev Richard Cornfieldrich.cornfield@gmail.com 0131 556 1335
Glasgow and GallowayRev Canon Alison Peden pdo@scotland.anglican.org 07899 782991
Moray, Ross and CaithnessRev Iain Macritchieiain.macritchie@nhs.net07760 209440
St Andrews, Dunkeld and DunblaneRev Canon Alison Peden pdo@scotland.anglican.org 07899 782991

Provincial Officer

The Provincial Director of Ordinands has oversight of the discernment process and is responsible to the College of Bishops.

Rev Canon Dr Alison Peden
PDO@scotland.anglican.org
General Synod Office, 21 Grosvenor Crescent , Edinburgh EH12 5EE
T 0131 225 6357