Transforming the communities of Essex & East London through Christ’s presence

Meet Revd Tim Goodbody


Revd Tim Goodbody is our Diocesan Director of Ordinands (DDO).

The role of DDO is to listen to people who are sensing that God may be prompting them to explore a vocation as a priest. The DDO is attentive to the story of the individual’s life and faith as a whole.  

A process of discernment helps the DDO decide whether to recommend to the Bishop that the person should be sent to a Bishop's Advisory Panel, who test the candidate's calling within the framework set by the Church of England and then recommend to their Bishop if they should be trained for Ordained Ministry.

To contact Tim email or telephone 01245 294422

Meet Revd Hilary Le Sève


Revd Hilary Le Sève is our Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands (ADDO). She works with Revd Tim Goodbody overseeing the process of discernment for candidates offering for ordiained ministry in the church. 

To contact HIlary, email or telephone 01621 892867


Feel you are being called to a role in the Church?

If you feel that God is calling you to a role in the Church, there are many different opportunities to be of service. Different roles in the Church are called Ministries. 

You are very welcome to visit our 'Finding your ministry' page and to contact one of our Vocation Advisers

You can also discover more about the various Ministries on our Ministers - Lay and Ordained page.

Find out about the rainbow nation that is the Church of England and your place within it - click here

Discover more about Ministry at the Church of England website.

Remember to speak to your local clergy. Visit our online directory.

Young Vocations

Our Youth Advisors are available to help young people who are interested in exploring a Vocation. Please contact -

Emma Anderton, Youth Adviser for Barking Episcopal Area Tel: 07903 831965

Archdeaconry Young Vocations Champions

Barking Episcopal Area

Saffron Ryan 07557 309979

West Ham
David Britton 020 8279 7738

John Fry 01992 812744


Bradwell Episcopal Area

Phil Sheldrake 01245 269026


Colchester Episcopal Area

Tim Solosy
07761 637130


Why are more people offering themselves for Ordination and other Ministries?

Watch Philip share his reflections on the growth in numbers of those offering for Ordination and other Ministries on YouTube.

For more information please contact Revd Tim Goodbody
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