Surely I'm not the kind of person you want?

Vocations Champions in Peterborough Diocese

We welcome inquiries to explore ministry in the Church from anyone – at any age and from any background. Yet we know that sometimes our own presumptions overlook the qualities which some people offer. At other times, some people ‘self-select’ out because they can’t see ‘someone like me’ serving within the Church. We need to have our eyes open to all that the Lord is doing, and not exclude those whom God is calling. If the Church is to reconnect with the whole of society, we need ministers and priests to emerge from all backgrounds and generations.

The Champions below, and the teams they lead, are available to discuss vocation and ministry with people of different backgrounds, concerns or interests, and ensure that these are always central to the wider work of the Vocation and Formation team.

BAME – supporting people of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage

Precious Luke

Precious Luke    

precious.luke@emmanuelgroup.org.uk       

07941 124159                 

Precious is a Reader with pastoral responsibility for Boothville Community Church in the Emmanuel group of churches.

Disabled People – supporting disabled people to fully participate in the ministry of the church

Revd Haydon Spenceley

Revd Haydon Spenceley          

haydon.spenceley@emmanuelgroup.org.uk  

07985 973773

Haydon is Rector of the Emmanuel group of churches, Weston Favell, and a former member of the CofE Disability Task Group.

Pioneer Ministry – supporting people eager to reach new people in new ways to form new worshipping communities

Currently vacant

For more information, please contact Steve Benoy, Director of Vocation and Formation

Young People – supporting people in their teens and twenties explore a life in ministry

Revd Tom Houston

Revd Tom Houston  

revtomhouston@gmail.com   

01536 601564             

Tom is  Vicar of St Andrew's Kettering, having previously been a youth worker, intern, ordinand and curate within the diocese.