Celebration of Licensed Lay Ministry

Published on: 3 September 2021

In our diocese we have over 200 Licensed Lay Ministers (LLMs, sometimes known as Readers) actively ministering in their benefices each week, as teachers of the faith, enablers of mission, and leaders in church and community.

Warden of Readers, Archdeacon Karen, says “Licensed Lay Ministers are people whose vocation to serve God in a variety of ways has been recognised and supported with good training, and whose ministry is licensed by the Bishop. They lead home groups and confirmation classes; they are involved in baptism preparation and follow-up; they visit and take the sacraments to the sick, elderly and house-bound; they lead school assemblies and work with youth groups and music groups; and many are also trained to conduct funerals.”

This coming Saturday our new LLMs will be licensed in Norwich Cathedral and current LLMs will renew their promises. Might God be calling you to consider lay ministry? Find out more at: www.dioceseofnorwich.org/churches/licensed-lay-ministers/ becoming or talk to your vicar.

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