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Bishop's Adviser on Global Majority Heritage / UK Minority Ethnic
The Diocese of Sheffield serves a vibrant and diverse population. The Church of England is actively seeking more people from a Global Majority Heritage – UKME (UK Minority Ethnic) background to serve as ministers within the church.
We seek to encourage and develop the vocations of people from all backgrounds and we recognise that there can be specific difficulties faced by people of minority ethnicities. To support candidates, Revd Anesia Cook is our UKME Vocations Champion and works with candidates with a Global Majority Heritage to deal with specific barriers that they face.
The Church of England has also developed a network of mentors for those exploring ordination. These volunteers act as accompanying friends on the discernment journey, and are particularly helpful for those from a GMH/UKME background.