Annual Readers' Day

The annual Readers' Day is an important day for ministerial development and celebration of Reader ministry in the diocese. In the morning Readers gather for our annual Reader training event, and in the afternoon they  attend the Readers' Service in the Cathedral. At the start of the service all Readers reaffirm their commitment to serve God through their ministry as Readers. The Diocese then welcomes newly trained Readers and those transferring from other dioceses.

The day provides a chance to meet with other Readers, share experiences and learn from each other. An invited speaker challenges and encourages by speaking on a significant topic relevant to Reader ministry.

The Warden of Readers hopes all Readers will make this day a priority. The day provides us all with fellowship, ministry development, reaffirmation of our ministry and community support for each other and the newly licenced Readers.

2023 Annual Readers' Days

This year's Readers' Day will be held on Saturday, 7 October at Flourish House, Wells followed by the Reader service at Wells Cathedral.

Register via the online form

Past Readers' Days

The 2022 Readers' Day was held on 1 October at Flourish House, Wells with guest speaker David Runcorn. The morning session was followed by the Reader service at Wells Cathedral.

Who to contact

Alison Cruickshank, Archdeaconry Assistant for the Taunton Archdeaconry and Diocesan Reader Administrator

Sophie Moore, Resources and Programme Support


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