Central Readers’ Council is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), working closely with the Ministry Division of the Church of England and its counterpart in the Church in Wales. We envision, enable and support potential Licensed Lay Ministers and the 8000 Licensed Lay Ministers in England and Wales to develop ministry relevant to their situations and to our times.
Our vision and values align with the first line of our constitution citing the aims of the CRC as:
‘Supporting the recruitment, training, education and development of Readers’
“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
The CRC has Trustees and a Council of Reference which meet regularly to discuss current issues, and take action when required. There are also working groups which oversee: the magazine of the CRC, the website, communications, conferences and training.
The Board of Trustees is chaired by Rt Revd Martyn Snow (Bishop of Leicester), with support from Imogen Clout (Vice Chair) and Andrew Walker (Secretary). The wider Council of Reference is attended by a number of members, pictured below. To get in touch with the trustees please use the details below, or alternatively visit the Contact page.