Vocations Advisers

The people listed below are available to talk to you about a vocation that you feel you may have.

Before talking to them, please complete the Vocational Conversation - Initial Enquiry Form and then send it to peter.bacon@chester.anglican.org who will then arrange the initial contact.

Birkenhead Deanery   Vacant

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@stmarysaom.org

Chadkirk Deanery  Vacant

Cheadle Deanery   The Revd Calum Piper
I was ordained at 22 and served my curacy in Wallasey at the Northern edge of the Wirral. Whilst I grew up in the Church of England it was within a Baptist Church I discovered my faith and through University sensed God calling me back to the Church of England. I am currently vicar of St Michael and All Angels Parish Church in Bramhall, which statistically one of the least deprived parishes in the whole country. I am married to Jess who ministers in Stockport in one of the most deprived parishes in the whole country. My passion in ministry is about sharing the hope and love of God in every corner of society, overcoming barriers and divisions, creating unity within communities. Having been a young vocation I am passionate about supporting, equipping and cheering on young people as they grow into positions of leadership within and outside of the church. I enjoy running, gardening and DIY when I can find time.

Address: The Vicarage, 66 St Michael's Avenue, Bramhall, Stockport, SK7 2PG
Tel: 0161 943 5535
Email: calum.piper@bramhall.church

The Revd Jessica Piper
Aged 28, I trained at St Mellitus NW and was then ordained in 2017, where I served my Curacy in Bowdon Parish. I'm now the Associate Minister for the Parish of Stockport and Brinnington, with a particular responsibility for ministry among children & families and in schools. I'm married to Calum, and we have a 1-year-old son. Passionate about bringing communities of people together to deepen our discipleship, as well as thinking about how we might include those who aren't currently associated with church in any way. I also have a particular interest in how the church encourages and equips younger people to fulfil all that God is calling them to. 

Address: The Vicarage, 66 St Michael's Avenue, Bramhall, Stockport, SK7 2PG
Tel: 0161 943 5535
Email; jessica.a.piper@outlook.com

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

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: Holmes Chapel Vicarage, 74 London Road, Holmes Chapel, CW4 7BD
Tel:  01477 533124  
Email: vicar@stlukesholmeschapel.uk

Revd Bee Boyde
Address: The Vicarage, Offley Road, Sandbach, CW11 1GY
Email: revbeeboyde@gmail.com

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

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 Jane Proudfoot

I’m the Rector of St Wilfrid’s in Grappenhall, Warrington and the Rural Dean of Great Budworth Deanery. The church is central in tradition and a part of the inclusive church network. I was ordained in 2009, and am married with two daughters. I believe that everyone has a calling, but figuring out what it is can be tricky and having people along the way to help you think, pray and reflect on what God is saying to us is essential. I was a homelessness officer and then a secondary school teacher and each of those was an important step towards ordination. No experience is wasted and God’s call on our lives lasts a lifetime and is never fully complete.

Address: 17 Hill Top Road, Grappenhall, Warrington, WA4 2ED
Tel: 01925 261546
Email: revdproudfoot@hotmail.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    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 Angela Askwith
Address: The Rectory, Chester Road, Delamere, Northwich, CW8 2HS
Tel: 01606 882184
Email: revangelaaskwith@gmail.com

Mottram Deanery     The Revd Sheila O'Flaherty
I’ve been priest in charge at St Mary’s Newton with Flowery Field, which is a church in the catholic tradition, since 2018. Prior to ordination in 2013 I was a Reader for 10 years. My journey to ordination was a long one so I can empathise with the frustrations faced by many during the process. One of the important things I leaned was that everything happens in God’s time not ours. We are each unique and God has a unique call for each one of us in all areas of church and community life, whether lay or ordained. I’ve been active in fostering vocations to a range of ministries, not just the authorised ministries over the years. I’m married to Bernard and we have 2 adult sons who have both flown the nest. We’re now human caregivers to a cat called Sooty who graciously allows us to share her home. I’m a season ticket holder at Everton and actively involved with both Scouting and the Duke of Edinburgh Award

Address: St Mary’s Vicarage, 39 Bradley Green Rd, Hyde SK14 4NA
Tel: 0780 308 4422

Nantwich Deanery   The Revd Catherine Cleghorn
After 12 years as a music teacher in secondary schools I followed a call to ordained ministry that first came in 2013. I have been Vicar of Leighton and Warmingham since late January 2021, before that I served my curacy in the centre of Crewe. I am passionate about encouraging vocations of all sorts and in all places. Training at St Mellitus whilst ministering in a vibrant mixed-economy setting has ensured that I am deeply appreciative of many kinds of worship. My experiences of following God’s call have generally involved acknowledging the 'gulp factor' and the story of Gideon really resonates.

Address: The Vicarage, Middlewich Road, Minshull Vernon, Crewe, CW1 4RD
Tel: 01270 522213
Email: catherine.cleghorn@hotmail.com

Stockport Deanery   Vacant

Wallasey   Vacant

Wirral North Deanery   Vacant

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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