Diocese of Portsmouth

Lay and Ordained Ministry

Head of Lay and Ordained Ministry

Canon Dr Anthony Rustell

Canon Dr Anthony Rustell
Leads the work of the Mission, Discipleship and Ministry team, advises the Bishop's Council on strategic development and provides consultancy and training for parishes on lay discipleship development. Coordinates Continuing Ministerial Development (CMD) for clergy and Readers.

P: First Floor, Peninsular House, Wharf Road, Portsmouth PO2 8HB.
T: 023 9289 9654
E: email

Diocesan Director of Vocations and Ordinands

Canon Peter Hall

Canon Peter Hall
Responsible for the process of discerning vocations for lay and ordained ministry. Accompanies those called to authorised ministry through selection and initial training.

P: St Philip’s Vicarage, 269 Hawthorn Crescent, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 2TL
T: 023 9221 0283
E: email

Pioneer Development Office (Dean of Pioneer Ministry)

Greg Bakker

Greg Bakker
Supporting stipendiary pioneers and raising up lay pioneers to serve in the churches and parishes of the diocese.

T: 023 9289 9668
E: email

PA to Head of Lay and Ordained Ministry

Bev Hughes
Supports the Lay and Ordained Ministry team’s work by providing administrative services at the diocesan offices. 

P: First Floor, Peninsular House, Wharf Road, Portsmouth PO2 8HB.
T: 023 9289 9656
E: email

Diocesan Adviser for Healing

Dr David Pearson

Dr David Pearson
Co-ordinates a diocesan healing group with lay and ordained members. The group supports and resources healing activities at all levels throughout the diocese.

T: 023 9275 3260
E: email

Chair, Diocesan Liturgy & Worship Advisory Group

Canon Jo Spreadbury

Canon Jo Spreadbury
Chairs this group which provides advice and training for parishes on developing creative and appropriate worship.

P: Cathedral House, St Thomas’s St, Portsmouth PO1 2HA
T: 023 9282 3300
E: email

Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands

Rev Dr Colin Lawlor
Responsible for assisting the Diocesan Director of Ordinands in the process of discerning vocation, selection and initial training of clergy and advises the bishop and those to be ordained.

E: email

Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands

Rev Emma Racklyeft
Responsible for promoting vocations across the diocese and assisting the Diocesan Director of Ordinands in the process of discerning vocation, selection and initial training of clergy and advises the bishop and those to be ordained.

T: 023 9226 2647
E: email

Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands

Rev Philippa Mills
Responsible for promoting vocations across the diocese and assisting the Diocesan Director of Ordinands in the process of discerning vocation, selection and initial training of clergy and advises the bishop and those to be ordained.

T: 07760 771667
E: email

Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands

Rev Leisa Potter
Responsible for promoting vocations across the diocese and assisting the Diocesan Director of Ordinands in the process of discerning vocation, selection and initial training of clergy and advises the bishop and those to be ordained.

T: 
E: email

Director of the Portsmouth Pathway and IME 1-4 Adviser

Rev Dr Richard Wyld

Rev Dr Richard Wyld

E: email
W: Pathways Page

Diocesan Disability Adviser

Robert Sanday

E: email

Robert works one day a week.