Diocese of Chichester

Authorised Lay Ministers to be commissioned

Fifty-six people from churches across Sussex will be commissioned as Authorised Lay Ministers at a special service in Chichester Cathedral this Saturday 27th April.

On 24 apr 2024

In Chichester Cathedral

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The individuals, from Anglican churches in the Diocese of Chichester, will form one of the largest groups ever to be recognised for the completion of their skills based training since the programme began in 2019.

Authorised Lay Ministers share in the public ministry of the local church, as they serve their local parishes.

The Revd Jayne Prestwood, Officer for Lay Vocation and Ministry, runs the lay ministry training programme. She said: “Authorised Lay Ministry (ALM) is now recognised across the Church of England as a vibrant and growing expression of lay ministry.

“It provides flexible and affordable skills-based training in a variety of different ministries. This year we have introduced two new electives, Care of Creation and Eco Church and Rural Ministry.”

The commissioning and authorisation of ALM candidates takes place at 2pm in Chichester Cathedral. This is a ticket only event.

You can watch it live here

You can read more about some of the people receiving their award in the May issue of Faith in Sussex due out mid-May.

If you want to learn more about training for Authorised Lay Ministry from the Diocese of Chichester website here: https://www.chichester.anglican.org/Authorised-Lay...