The Revd Dr Megan Daffern, currently Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocations, is leaving this post and taking up the role of a Tutor and Bye-Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge. She will be developing her academic work and teaching in Biblical Studies.
Her last day in office will be 18 August. She continues to teach for the Eastern Region Ministry Course and will be contributing to the ministry of the Cambridge North Deanery as SSM.
Megan writes: “It has been a huge privilege to work with so many gifted and committed vocations candidates, ordinands, lay ministers in training, curates, licensed lay ministers, training incumbents, and every member of the Vocations Team during the last three years. I will be sad to leave these relationships and all my excellent colleagues, but I know that this work will be held with great care and considerable experience by the Associate Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocations, The Revd Dr Catherine Wright.
A Director of Vocations has to take seriously every calling of the whole Church, and therefore I too (to quote our Vocations Facebook page) must be open to receiving the love of God and following God’s plan for me - a plan that will make me feel fulfilled, cherished, and fully alive.
I am therefore excited to be taking this step in order to fulfil better my vocation as a scholar-priest in the coming academic year. I will of course be continuing to pray for the growing of vocations and the development and formation of each and every new ministry in the Diocese of Ely.”
The Bishop of Huntingdon says: “We are very grateful indeed for all Megan has contributed during her time as DDOV, and I would like to thank her both personally for our work together and on behalf of all ordinands and now curates as well as LLMs who she has accompanied on their vocational pathway.
It is good to know she is not going far and all our prayers and good wishes go with her on the next step of her journey.”