Readers / Licensed Lay Ministers
A Reader is a voluntary minister authorised by the bishop to teach & preach, conduct worship and assist with the pastoral ministry of a church.
Find out more about the role and Reader Ministry in our Diocese.
In this section:
Training & learning opportunities
Events, training and learning opportunities which may be of interest to Readers.Read More
What is a Reader?
A Reader/Licensed Lay Minister 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 Reader
Being a Reader/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 Readers
The Warden of Readers acts on behalf of the diocesan bishop in all matters relating to Reader ministry.Read More
Grant aid is available to help licensed Readers cover the costs of their continuing ministerial development.Read More
MDR for Readers
All licensed Readers 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 Reader 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 Reader Training Coordinator.Read More
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