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Ministry

If you have a general enquiry, or are in doubt about whom to contact, please get in touch with Louise Redfern, as below.

Louise Redfern-web-pic Louise Redfern

PA and Team Administrator

louise.redfern@cofeguildford.org.uk

01483 790320

Vocations

The Team is committed to encouraging vocations of every kind and to helping individuals to discern their sense of vocation. It is also committed to its role in the South Central Regional Training Partnership, where it is one of 7 partners. Initial vocational enquiries should be directed to the ​diocesan ​vocations ​adviser, who, together with a network of local ​vocations advisers, will be delighted to listen and advise parishes and individuals in helping and supporting people in the process of discernment.

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Diocesan Vocations Adviser

See vocations

01483 790320

WChallis Revd Canon William Challis

Director of Ordinands

william.challis@cofeguildford.org.uk

01483 790322


 Ministry Policies, Procedures and Regulations

Clergy Health, Medicals and Leave

Information on medical advice and the specific support that is available to clergy. This includes information on medical examinations, sick leave, and maternity/paternity leave.
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Communion Assistants

A short half-day course is available for those who assist with the distribution of the consecrated elements of bread and wine at Holy Communion. Contact details for Deanery Trainers are listed here.
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Continuing Ministerial Development

Continuing Ministerial Development provision in the Diocese of Guildford seeks to reflect the best current practice in the Church of England.
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Guildford Register of Clergy on Call

The Clergy Register is a team of clergy with permission to officiate, living across the Diocese, who are willing to give locum cover for services during holidays, sickness and emergencies, sabbaticals and vacancies.
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Leaders of Worship

Leading of public worship requires a calling, skill and training. A short 8 week course is provided, which will look at liturgical, theological and practical issues for applicants.
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Licensed Lay Ministers (Readers)

LLM (Readers) are lay people, communicant members of the Church of England, licensed by the Bishop to assist their Incumbent by preaching, teaching, leading worship and helping with pastoral and other work.
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Ministerial Development Review (MDR)

MDR seeks to help clergy assess their ministry and themselves in ministry, identify future objectives in their exercise of ministry, identify training need, reflect on their ministerial development and think about future ministerial possibilities.
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Occasional Preachers

A training course is available for occasional preachers, to allow lay people to preach publicly within a framework which acknowledges the need for good order and appropriate recognition.
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Ordained Local Ministry

Ordained Local Ministry developed in the diocese as part of the national movement of OLM, which saw that 'Traditional' ministry patterns alone were not enough to enable the church to meet its responsibilities and to be more truly an indigenous church.
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Ordained Ministry

Recommendations for training for candidates for the priesthood and the diaconate, and for all categories of sponsorship.
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