The Venerable Sam Rushton
Archdeacon of York & Warden of Readers
In addition to her role as Archdeacon of York, Sam holds the diocesan-wide portfolio of Warden of Readers. Sam served as Archdeacon of Cleveland from 2015 to 2019, and was previously Diocesan Adviser for Licensed Ministry, Warden of Readers, Area Dean of Chippenham and Associate Minister of the North Chippenham Group of Churches in the Diocese of Bristol.
Director of the York School of Ministry and Diocesan Director of Reader Studies
Lynn is the Director of the York School of Ministry and also co-ordinates learning and teaching across the three Diocesan hubs.
Reader Enquiry and Selection Administrator and Sub Warden for Stokesley Deanery
Avril co-ordinates and manages the process of application and discernment for Reader Ministry, supporting candidates, their sponsoring churches and Discernment Day advisers.
Please contact Avril if you are exploring a vocation to Reader Ministry or wish to apply for training through a Discernment Day.
As Sub-Warden for Stokesley Deanery Avril works with the Warden and the Area Dean to ensure effective deployment of Readers ministering within the Deanery and to provide pastoral care to Readers.
Please contact Avril at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the nature of Reader Ministry, your role and ministry, or any pastoral concerns.
Warden of Readers' Administrative Assistant