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Welcome to Transforming Ministry

The website of Central Readers' Council


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Materials produced to help us reflect on our shared humanity and sexual identity, on covenant and
relationship, taking into account the spiritual, personal, social, economic and political dimensions of life; of what it means to be in relationship with one another and with God in Christ.

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October 2020: The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published its report on the Anglican Church in England and Wales.

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Our Spotlight On page features regular posts relating to the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to visit the page and view the resources and advice from both the CRC and the wider church community.

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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