In 2016, the church celebrated 150 years of Reader Ministry in the Church of England.

Readers are lay people in the Church of England, from all walks of life, who are called by God, theologically trained and licensed by the Church to preach, teach, lead worship and assist in pastoral, evangelistic and liturgical work. There are over 10,000 Readers, with about equal numbers of men and women. The work they do is varied.


Exploring Reader Ministry


If you are interested in learning more about the role of a Reader in the Church of England and exploring a vocation to this ministry, please contact the Warden of Readers archdeacon.halifax [at] (subject: Reader%20Ministry) (The Ven Dr Anne Dawtry).


Read more about Reader Ministry on the Readers website, including
How do you become a Reader and more
Information & Guidelines
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