Vocations Advisers

-Bowdon Deanery   The Revd Jane Beaumont
Hi there.  I'm Associate Vicar at St Mary Magdalene, Ashton upon Mersey, a large and diverse church.  Ordained in 2004 and Reader before that, I have a heart to help people find their vocation within the Church of England.  I love to see people grow into mature and secure Christians.  If asked what my preference and churchmanship is, I would have to say that the authority of the bible is foundational as is charismatic spirituality (using and moving in the spiritual gifts). I have a high view of the sacraments and find liturgical and non-liturgical worship services enriching.

Address: 23 Rydal Avenue, Sale, M33 6WN
Tel:   0161 282 2207   
Email: janebeaumont@live.co.uk

Chadkirk Deanery  The Reverend Lynn Boyle

I have been House for Duty Vicar of St Paul's Compstall since 2011. From 1979 to 2015 I was a serving primary school teacher in Stockport, the latter 18 years as a Headteacher, overlapping with my training, Curacy and present position as an Incumbent. I trained for ordination on the Northern Ordination Course and was ordained in 2007 before serving my Curacy at St Saviour's, Great Moor, Stockport. I have always been passionate about recognising and acknowledging the potential of others and enabling and developing this. It is a huge privilege to be able to help those trying to discern what God is calling them to do in His service.

Address: St Paul's Vicarage, Compstall Brow, Compstall Stockport SK6 5HU
Telephone: 0161 427 1259
Email: lynnboyle1@aol.com

Cheadle Deanery   The Revd Rob McLaren
Parish vicar with experience of leading staff teams of young and old, lay and ordained in several different settings: inner urban, suburban, school church plant, council estates, commuter town.  I was ordained aged 25 in 1988 and I am committed to seeking younger vocations as well as older.  Everyone should seek God's unique calling for them and, as you seek the best way forward, I will be glad to pray with you and help clarify issues like your spiritual gifts, enthusiasms and personal style.

Address: The Vicarage, London Road North, Poynton, Stockport, SK12 1AF
Tel:  01625 850524    
Email: poyntonvicar@talktalk.net

Chester Deanery   The Revd Adam Friend
After knowing a call to ministry at 16 it seemed a long time to reach ordination at 26; a ten year story following the ups and downs of testing a vocation in the C of E.  I am currently Vicar of Tarvin after serving my curacy at St Helen in Northwich, and my first incumbency at St Chad, Winsford. I trained for ministry in Durham after completing my first Degree in Performing Arts at St Martin's in Lancaster. I am married to Helen who is a Head Teacher. I can empathise with the frustrations that can be found in the process to ordination, but am living proof that if God keeps pushing then his way will prevail!

Address: St Andrew's Vicarage, Church Street, Tarvin, Chester, CH3 8EB
Tel: 01829 740354  
Email: tarvinparish@gmail.com

Congleton Deanery   The Revd Heather Kemball
Church Army Evangelist (commissioned 1988), married to Alan (not a vicar!) with three children Anna, Sarah & David. Passionate about evangelism. Enjoys drinking red wine, cooking & qualified as a PADI Open Water Diver.

Address: 54 Obelisk Way, Congleton, CW12 4FY
Tel:  01260 278362    
Email: heather@kemball.com

Frodsham Deanery   The Revd Vicki Schofield
I love being with people who are exploring their calling from God. It is exciting to help them to identify their gifts and the possible ways that they might use them, whether in a church-based ministry or in secular life. I have a background in Further Education. I was ordained in 2002 and currently serve as the Vicar of St Michael and All Angels Runcorn. Divorced in 1983, I have a daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren, who all live with me.

Address: 145 Greenway Road, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 4NR
Tel: 01928 500993  
Email: vicki_schofield@hotmail.com

Great Budworth Deanery   The Revd Alec Brown
Vicar of Great Budworth since 2001 and Rural Dean of Great Budworth Deanery since 2010.  Former Roman Catholic and a Jesuit novice - received into the Church of England in 1988 and trained for the ordained ministry at St Deiniol's Library, Hawarden and the Northern Ordination Course, Manchester.  I count it a great privilege to assist with and encourage vocations to all areas of the Church's life, and have greatly enjoyed working with candidates for ordained and lay ministry within the Church.

Address: The Vicarage, Great Budworth, Northwich, CW9 6HF
Tel: 01606 891324  
Email: alec-brown@tiscali.co.uk

Knutsford Deanery   The Revd Canon Prof Roger Yates
Trained in clinical and preclinical pharmacology and medicine - with a neurological/psychiatric bias - experience of practice (hospital and general), teaching and research  in academia before 25 full-time years in pharmaceutical research and development (with continuing clinical assistantship in NHS for the first 20) which included people and project management. Almost 20 years with my collar the wrong way round!  Married with 2 adult "kids". Interests - revealing God where He already is to those who can't/won't see Him, medicine/science debates, caring for the carers.

Address: 3 Racecourse Park, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5LU
Tel:  01625 520246   
Email: raycandoc@yahoo.co.uk

Macclesfield Deanery currently vacant

Malpas Deanery   The Revd Julian Beauchamp
After teaching in secondary education in Cheltenham for four years, I worked for a Christian organisation organising activity holidays for teenagers.  I came from the London Diocese and trained at Oak Hill before doing my curacy in Cheadle.  I am married with three children, am incumbent at Waverton, Aldford and Bruera just south of Chester and I am trying to learn the piano – for fun only; I also enjoy gardening.  I am currently working on a biblical theology of priesthood from a Reformed Evangelical perspective.

Address: The Rectory, Village Road, Waverton, Chester, CH3 7QN.
Tel: 01244 336668  
Email: jules@stpeterswaverton.org.uk

Middlewich Deanery   The Revd Dr David Page
Vicar of Elworth and Warmingham since 1999.  Previously Curate at St. John's Knutsford and Toft.  Married with three children. Before Ordination I worked for Unilever as a Research Manager.

Address: 2 Taxmere Close, Elworth, Cheshire, W11 1WT
Tel:  01270 762415    
Email: page.stpeter@tinyworld.co.uk

Mottram Deanery   currently vacant

Nantwich Deanery   currently vacant

Stockport Deanery   The Revd Canon Diane Cookson
Have spent the last 35 years in parish ministry, going through the ranks of Reader, Deaconess, Deacon and priest.  Currently Vicar of St. Saviour’s, Great Moor, Stockport.  I am passionate about encouraging and enabling others in the life of the church.  I love liturgy, church music and animals.

Address: The Vicarage, 22 St. Saviour’s Road, Great Moor, Stockport SK2 7QE
Tel: 0161 483 2633  
E-mail: vicar@stsaviourschurch.org.uk 

Wirral North Deanery   The Revd Ian Urquhart

Associate Minister, Christ Church Barnston/ St Michael's Pensby- a busy 'low evangelical' church in Wirral suburbia, with a strong emphasis on encouraging and developing lay ministry.  I have been Associate Minister there since 2005, having been curate at the churches since ordination in 1999.    I’m married to Siru, a professional counsellor and licensed Pastoral Worker; we have three grown-up children.

Address: Parish Office, 87 Barnston Road, Barnston, Wirral, CH61 1BW
Tel:  0151 648 2404   
Email: ian@papintalo.co.uk

Wirral South Deanery     The Revd Lyndon Bannon
After serving for five years as a Reader in Wirral North, Lyndon was then ordained as a 'Minister in Secular Employment', serving his curacy in Wallasey Deanery. Since then, he has served as Assistant Priest at the Parish of Willaston, in Wirral South. Lyndon is involved in ministerial training, being the Course Leader of the Diocesan Foundations for Ministry programme in the Chester Archdeaconry. He is also the Bishop's Officer for Self-Supporting Ordained Ministry.   Lyndon currently serves on the Diocesan Board of Education. His 'day-job' is an Assistant Headteacher at a Church of England High School on the Wirral.

Email: lyndon.bannon@chester.anglican.org

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