Welcome to Transforming Ministry
The website of the Central Readers’ Council
Welcome to the website of the Central Readers’ Council (CRC). The CRC supports lay ministers and their ministry in the Church of England and the Church in Wales. It was originally set up as an independent charity in 1922 to look after Readers, at that time the only recognised lay ministers in the Church in England. Today it supports lay ministry in its diverse forms, publishes Transforming Ministry magazine and provides a hub for ongoing learning.
Wardens and administrators of lay ministry in dioceses will also find support and information here.
We give thanks for the life and service of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, and for his support of Readers/LLMs in his role as Patron of CRC. We pray for...
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) report on the Anglican Church, released 6 October 2020, makes an important contribution to the CofE Safeguarding debate.
If you are a Reader (LLM) in England or Wales you are automatically an associate member of CRC. We invite you to access the CMD materials on our Transforming Ministry: Learning page.