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You will see the title Licensed Lay (Reader) Minister used throughout this website - some dioceses use this title, others used the title ‘Reader’, and others have started to use something different for licensed lay (reader) ministry. If you are in licensed lay (reader) ministry, or interested in this vocation, this website is for you!

Our Vision

“To resource Licensed Lay Ministers/Readers to enable everyday mission, teach the faith and contribute to leading in contemporary church and society”

Informing – good practice, new models (of teaching, mission and leadership)

Teaching – modules, publications, online books etc

Motivating – new ways of doing things, online learning

Our Values

A good teacher of the faith is someone who loves God and has a thorough knowledge of God’s story.

Rt Revd Martyn Snow (Bishop of Leicester)

A Message from Bishop Martyn Snow