Would you like to have someone as a mentor?

The diocese has a team of trained mentors (available free of charge) to offer support to clergy.  We see a mentor as one priest standing alongside another priest in order to share experience and wisdom, to encourage and advise, to reflect and challenge as a fellow priest in God’s church.

It is a diocesan expectation that all curates who become incumbents should have a mentor but there are many other reasons people might consider using a mentor including the following:

  • Transitions - for example from one size of church to another size, from one tradition of church to another, from ONSM to stipendiary.

  • Development - a growing desire within a person to develop/grow beyond where they currently are.

  • Life-stage - navigating a new life stage and the changes it brings.

  • Vocation - a sense of wanting to explore new possibilities in vocation.

  • Isolation - many clergy feel isolated and long to have someone to explore issues, discuss concerns, and share thoughts.

  • Opportunity - as clergy consider new possibilities a mentor provides a safe place to share dreams and ideas.

Who to contact

Charlie Peer, Head of Mission Support & Ministry Development

Sophie Moore, Ministry Development Administrator


Clergy mentoring guidelines

Thinking about being mentored

Thinking about being a mentor