The Bishop of Lewes, Richard Jackson, will welcome thirteen new Readers to serve in parishes across Sussex in Chichester Cathedral on Saturday (23 September at 2 pm)
The readers, supported by colleagues, family, friends and parishioners will be formally admitted to the role of Reader in the Church of England by the Bishop.
Readers are licensed to ministry and assist priests in a range of tasks including leading worship, preaching and pastoral ministry.
The women and men have responded to a vocation in the Diocese of Chichester to serve in this particular kind of ministry. They have also undertaken a period of rigorous training in their own time.
Bishop Richard said: "We recognise that the years of initial training that ...