Authorised Worship Assistants
An Authorised Worship Assistant (AWA) is, within his or her own benefice, able to assist the incumbent with the Ministry of the Word and in conducting worship.
Who to contact
Authorised Worship Assistant Co ordinator
Revd Susan Hemsley Halls
Booklets & documents to download
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Courses and resources
The authorisation of an AWA involves a commitment to ongoing learning and development.Read More
The three year review
AWAs are authorised for a period of three years. Towards the end of this period, a letter will be received from the Bishop inviting the AWA to review their role if they and the parish wish the authorisation to be renewed.Read More
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Supervision for Lay Ministry
It is important that those who are authorised by the church for lay ministry are both supported by the church and are accountable to the church.