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

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.

Barking Episcopal Area

Newham Deanery

The Revd Christiana Asinugo
020 8221 0902

Havering Deanery

The Revd susannah Brasier

017802 220174

Redbridge Deanery

The Revd Ola Franklin
020 8506 0662

Epping Forest & Ongar Deanery

The Revd John Fry

01992 812744

Harlow and Epping Forest Deanery

Mrs Lis Scott
01279 442039

The Revd Lydia Petitt
07769 694907

The Revd John Fry

01992 812744

Barking and Dagenham Deanery

The Revd Ray Descombes
020 8592 4691

Waltham Forest Deanery


Chair - Barking Area

The Ven Vanessa Herrick
01279 734524


Bradwell Episcopal Area

Chelmsford North Deanery

The Revd Carolyn Tibbott
01245 440319

Chelmsford South Deanery

The Revd Dr Stephen Need
01277 840442

The Revd Miranda Seaman
01277 841921


Basildon Deanery

The Revd Colin Hopkinson
01268 542156

Brentwood Deanery

Mrs Lesley Lynn
01277 220315

The Revd Andy Smith
01277 514896



Maldon & Dengie Deanery


Hadleigh Deanery

The Revd Marion Walford
01268 698991


Southend Deanery

The Revd Phyllis Owen
01702 353049

Thurrock Deanery

The Revd David Rollins
01375 673074

Rochford Deanery

The Revd Ken Havey
01702 203668



Colchester Episcopal Area

Braintree Deanery

Rev Iain Bendrey
Send an email

Dunmow and Stansted Deaneries

The Revd Cilla Hawkes
Send an email
01371 856480

Colchester Deanery

The Revd Sarah Hayward
Send an email

Mrs Phyll Wood
Send an email

Saffron Walden Deanery

The Revd Margaret Davis
Send an email
01799 550703


Harwich Deanery

Revd Laura Garnham
Send an email
01255 886210

St Osyth Deanery


Witham Deanery

Jon Smith
Send an email
​​​​​​​07814 116 590

Hinckford Deanery


For more information please contact Lois Rimmer
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