The CRC has compiled a range of support for Readers conducting funerals during the Covid19 outbreak. Below is a bank of links to pages and documents that could provide help in these unprecedented times. Click on the headings below to
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
The teacher of the Christian faith is facilitating a process which leads the learner (disciple) to the point of seeing the whole world as God sees it. This is about bringing out the colour, the richness, and the texture such that we can truly appreciate the “fulness of life” which Jesus came to bring.
The calling of every local church is to form and build, sustain and support men and women of influence whose task is nothing less than reshaping and transforming the world. And Readers and Lay Ministers are uniquely placed to enable this work.
Teaching the faith and enabling mission in the everyday are key aspects of leading God’s church. Together they shape individuals and communities. Many Readers and Lay Ministers also exercise leadership in society as well as church - leadership roles come in many different shapes and sizes.
Bishop Martyn, Bishop of Leicester, has authored this excellent and visionary booklet, outlining the vision for Licensed Lay Ministry in the future. It focuses on the three strands of Teaching the Faith, Enabling Mission and Leading in Church and Society.
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book 2020 Genesis chapter 1, the first of the Bible’s creation narratives, provides the structure for this important book – a wide-ranging guide to environmental concerns for Christians, and a challenge to the world-wide church.
Transforming Ministry is the Central Reader Council’s quarterly magazine (formerly called ‘The Reader’).
This publication is highly recommended for all LLMs, Readers and others involved in lay ministry. To find out more please visit our dedicated magazine site.