Readers are lay ministers whose ministry is threefold as teachers of the faith, leaders in church and society and enablers of mission. They are given a license by the Bishop to lead services, preach and attend to pastoral and missional work arising from these ministries.
Trained as lay theologians, they help all people think and talk about God and God’s relationship to the world. Reader Ministry provides a bridge between the clergy and the laity; the church and the community.
If you've had a letter to renew this year, find out more here.
The Church of England Readers website is well worth exploring. It features latest news, events, resources and information.
The Reader Handbook offers important guidance for all Readers.
Check out the Events Calendar for all the latest training opportunities.
The annual Readers’ Day is an important day for ministerial development and celebration of Reader ministry in the diocese.