Licensed Lay Ministers
A Licensed Lay Minister (or Reader) is a voluntary minister authorised by the bishop to teach and preach, conduct worship and assist with the pastoral ministry of a church.
Find out more about the role and Licensed Lay Ministry in our Diocese.
In this section:
Training & learning opportunities
Events, training and learning opportunities which may be of interest to Licensed Lay Ministers.Read More
What is a Licensed Lay Minister?
A Licensed Lay Minister (or Reader) is a lay leader who has been identified, trained, and licensed by the Bishop in order to: teach the faith; enable mission; and lead in church and society.Read More
Becoming a Licensed Lay Minister
Being a Licensed Lay Minister is both and exciting and demanding experience. We are looking for people with the potential to fulfil the threefold ministry.Read More
Support for Licensed Lay Ministers
The Warden of Readers acts on behalf of the diocesan bishop in all matters relating to licensed lay ministry.Read More
Grant aid is available to help Licensed Lay Ministers cover the costs of their continuing ministerial development.Read More
MDR for Licensed Lay Ministers
All Licensed Lay Ministers in the diocese are encouraged to have a Working Agreement with their Incumbent / Priest-in-Charge and to review this as part of a Ministerial Development Review at least every two years.Read More
Training for Licensed Lay Ministry
Students follow a two year programme which is delivered in partnership with the Eastern Region Ministry Course.Read More
Contact the Readers’ Warden & Officers
Contact details for the Warden of Readers and the Licensed Lay Ministry Training Coordinator.Read More