Diocese of Chichester

Three new readers to be licensed

The Diocese has three new Readers starting out on new ministries this month as they are each licensed in their own churches after many months of study and preparation.

On 4 sep 2020

In Diocese of Chichester

By Comms

Peter Shears [St Anne’s Lewes], Claire Levin [Holy Trinity Hurstpierpoint] and Victoria Larley [St Wilfrid’s, Chichester] will all be offered God’s blessing as they embark on Reader Ministry.

The Church of England website explains: “Readers (also often called Licensed Lay Ministers) have a leadership role serving alongside clergy to support people in faith and enable mission. They are lay people who are trained and licensed by their bishop. Reader ministry looks different in different places depending on the local context. Many Readers teach, preach, lead worship and are involved in mission. Some also take funerals after additional training. Many Readers carry out their church ministry at the same time as having another job.”

We join with them, their families, friends and parishes in rejoicing at their calling as they begin this new chapter in their lives. 

For more information about Reader Training please take a look at click here