Part of the work of discernment is played by the Diocesan Vocations Team. This is a group of priests who have been given a special responsibility in this area by the Bishop. Of course, many other priests and lay people are also involved in the work. However, the first point of contact, after one’s own parish priest, is one of the members of this team.
CANON MARK FLOODY is Diocesan Vocations Director. Youngest of eight, and educated in Corby, he decided to become a priest while studying Economics in London. He was ordained in 1990, and had always served in Luton - first at St Josephs and Our Lady's for three years each, then at St Johns, which was clustered and then merged with Holy Family in 2001-2 - until in September 2011 he was moved to become Dean of Northampton Cathedral. He was appointed as a Canon of the Cathedral Chapter in February 2014.
He can be contacted on 01604 714556 or e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
FR. JONATHAN HILL is Diocesan Vocations Promoter. He is presently Parish Priest at Holy Cross and SS Philip & James in Bedford, having moved from St Martin de Porres, Luton in September 2011. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1995. Born and brought up in High Wycombe, he worked for a number of years in the hotel and catering industry before entering the seminary at Oscott.
His role is to assist the Vocations Director and to seek ways to promote the awareness of Vocations across the Diocese.
He can be contacted on 01234 352607 or by e mail: email@example.com
Other members of the Team include Bishop Peter, Mgr Sean Healy (Vicar-General of the Diocese), and Canon Seamus Keenan from St Joseph’s in Bedford