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






Lay Development Adviser

Caroline Harding 
Tel: 01245 294454



Archdeaconry Young Vocations Advisers

Saffron Ryan 07557 309979

West Ham
David Britton 020 8279 7738

Revd Jackie-Dee Thornton 07879 805210

Suzie Fryer or 01375 370884   

Colchester Area
Revd Tim Solosy Tel: 07761 637130

Youth Advisers 

Contact details for our youth advisers can be found here 

Vocations advisers

The Bishops have appointed a person in each Deanery who is available to people who would like to talk through their sense of vocation.

Vocation Advisers are not part of any formal selection process but are willing to offer advice.

They are also available to parishes and are willing to preach on vocations or speak at special events. 

Newham Deanery
Revd Christiana Asinugo
020 8221 0902 

Young vocations advisor:

Rev Amy Stott

07891 374713

Redbridge Deanery
Revd Ola Franklin
020 8506 0662 

Waltham Forest Deanery

Barking and Dagenham Deanery
Revd Ray Descombes
020 8592 4691

Havering Deanery
Revd Susannah Brasier
01708 220174

Epping Forest & Ongar Deanery
Revd John Fry
01992 812744

Revd Lydia Petitt
07769 694907

Mrs Lis Scott
01279 442039

Brentwood Deanery

Revd Jane Bradbury
01277 212054

Basildon Deanery
Revd Simon Law
01268 556874 

Revd Carolyn Tibbott
01245 440318

Revd Miranda Seaman
01277 841921

Maldon & Dengie Deanery
Revd Julie Wilmot
07413 416226 

Hadleigh Deanery (and Bradwell Area Adviser)
Revd Marion Walford
01268 698991

Rochford Deanery
Revd Kim Lepley
01702 216725

Southend Deanery
Revd Phyllis Owen
01702 353049

Thurrock Deanery
Revd David Rollins
01375 673074

Braintree Deanery
Revd Iain Bendrey Tel: 01376 567971

Dunmow and Stansted Deaneries
Revd Cilla Hawkes Tel: 01371 856480

Hinckford Deanery

Saffron Walden Deanery
Revd Margaret Davis Tel: 01799 550703

Colchester Deanery
Mrs Phyll Wood Tel: 01206 562343

Harwich Deanery
Revd Laura Garnham Tel: 01255 886210

St Osyth Deanery

Witham Deanery
Revd Tracey Caswell Tel: 07742 999 633

Self-Supporting  Ministry Advisers

Colchester Area

Revd Robert Stone  07726 719288

Revd Claire Scargill  01206 395417

For more information please contact Revd Tim Goodbody
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