Readers are lay people in the Church of England, from all walks of life, who are called by God, theologically trained and licensed by the Church to preach, teach, lead worship and assist in pastoral, evangelistic and liturgical work.
Listen to two of the Readers who were licensed in 2014 talking about their experience of training to be a Reader and the Warden of Readers and the Reader Ministry Officer explaining the training process in this short radio broadcast:
Listen to Stephen Fletcher report on the work Readers in the Church of England and the Celebration of 150 years of Reader Ministry:
Key 2018 Dates:
24th February – Reader Quiet Day
17th June at the Cathedral – Reader Service with Admission and Licensing (14:30)
22nd September at Barton-le-Clay – Reader Study Day