Readers in Training
The diocesan Reader Training Scheme is overseen by the Lay Ministry Officer, The Revd Phil Bryson, who is part of the Ministry Development Team. If you would like more information about training please contact Phil on 01727 818154 or by email.
Diocese of St Albans Readers in Training Programme Vision Statement
Our vision is to train Readers for wide-ranging collaborative leadership, through which they will bring a distinctive lay voice to the church and society. They will be ‘Living God’s Love’ through their ministry: through preaching, teaching, and leading worship, they will draw others deeper into God; they will lead and enable others in the making of new disciples of Jesus Christ; and they will pastorally serve the needy and lead others in likewise transforming communities inside and outside the church with God’s servant-hearted love.
To find out about the Reader Training Programme click on this link Reader-Training-Programme.
RiT Resources – click this link for resources which Readers in Training can download as well as links to useful websites.
If you are interested in exploring a vocation to Reader ministry, please contact one of the diocesan Vocations Officers. Details can be found on the Vocations pages.
Readers in Training are required to complete Module C1 online training. This module takes approximately 90 minutes to complete, and can be found here.
At the point of being licenced, Readers are required, as soon as practicable to attend Module C3 classroom course, which is 6 hours in length. Readers have to then attend a Module C3 Refresher course every three years. Classroom courses can be booked here.
If a Reader In Training has any safeguarding concerns, or any safeguarding disclosures are made to them, these should be raised in the first instance to their Parish Safeguarding Officer if it relates to an incident or person(s) in parish. If, however, the incident or person(s) are related to other aspects of the training outside of their parish, this should be referred to the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, for whom the contact details can be found here.