Lent Books: Reflections for Lent

An Accompaniment to Anglican Morning Prayer With an introduction to Lent by David Hoyle, reminding us that sin is both personal and public, these reflections will provide a useful accompaniment to the lectionary readings for Morning Prayer from Ash Wednesday … Read More

Lent Books: Journeying through Lent

New Daylight from the Bible Reading Fellowship This pocket sized Lent book has five well known contributors who provide us with a varied perspective of the weeks leading to Easter. Each day we focus on a different short piece of … Read More

Lent Books: Sacred Space for Lent 2020

Prepare for the Pascal Mystery by entering Sacred Space Among the many pocket-sized devotional books published each year for Lent, this attractive offering from the Catholic tradition is notable for its clarity and wisdom. It takes us back to the … Read More

Book Review: Freedom is Coming

From Advent to Epiphany with the prophet Isaiah By Nick Baines The second part of the book of Isaiah rings with proclamations and prophecies that find their fulfilment in the Gospels and are still being fulfilled by followers of Jesus … Read More

Transforming Ministry 2020

CANCELLED In the light of the current situation regarding spread of the Coronavirus infection, the Central Readers Council has taken the decision to cancel the Transforming Ministry 2020 gathering scheduled for 25 April 2020.   This includes our Annual Meeting – … Read More

Readers as teachers of the faith

Paula Gooder is a British theologian and Reader, who specialises in the New Testament She is Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral. Paula has previously taught at two theological colleges, Ripon College Cuddesdon and The Queen’s Foundation, served as Theologian … Read More

Second chair leadership

In this article, Tim Harle describes recent developments around second chair leadership. It is written as much for those occupying the ‘first chair’ as for those in the second chair, which Readers might be expected to occupy. Click here to … Read More

Psalms for all ages

The Psalms speak deeply to people who have known them all their lives, but how can we enable children and young people to become familiar with this treasure trove of prayer? Rona Orme has some suggestions. Click here to read … Read More

Encouraging ways of praying

Not everyone finds prayer easy. Perhaps that is because not everyone understands how many different ways there are to pray. Gertrud Sollars has some advice for helping others to grow in prayer. Read the full article here.