Vocation: God Calls Everyone

Welcome to the Diocese of Leeds Vocations web pages! Please use the menu to navigate around the Vocations pages - you'll find this on the left on a PC/tablet or above on a mobile.

Clicking on Latest News will take you to recent news stories from the Diocese about Vocation

The Vocations Team: What we do

Most of the Vocations Team's time involves working with those exploring a call to ordained ministry, but we are here to support and encourage everyone to discover God's purpose for our lives, especially in formal roles within their local church. You will find more about lay vocations on the Lay Training pages.

If you want to discuss God's call upon your life, and you are not yet sure if that means ordination, we'd like to talk with you. Please get in touch!

The Vocations Team supports ordination candidates through the whole discernment process, including their formal training, right up to the day of their ordination as deacon. After that, responsibility passes to the Clergy Development Team.

The Church of England's national web page about vocation is run by Ministry Team (formerly known as Ministry Division). Click on their logo above to go to their home page. They also have a page specifically about Calling.

We're also on social media:

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Meet the team

Revd Canon Derek Walmsley

Revd Canon Derek Walmsley 
Diocesan Director of Ordinands & Vocations (DDOV)

Derek is available to preach/speak at services, clergy chapter, deanery synods and other meetings across the Diocese.

Revd Steve Proudlove

Revd Steve Proudlove
Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands & Vocations.

Steve's role is half time, combined with his parish priest role in Menston.

Jjenice.guild [at] leeds.anglican.org (enice Guild)
Administrator to the Diocesan Director of Ordinands & Vocations
0113 353 0260


A small network of Assistant DDOs help with the ordained vocations discernment process.

They are all experienced parish priests from across the Diocese, appointed by the Bishop.

(Not all of them are pictured here)


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