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 DunblaneMrs Lis Burkelayreaderswarden@standrews.anglican.org01738 624150

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 the Provincial Director of Ordinands.

Provincial Officer

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

Rev Ian D Barcroft
General Synod Office, 21 Grosvenor Crescent , Edinburgh EH12 5EE
T 0131 225 6357