The website for Readers in

the Diocese of Lincoln

Contacts: Warden of Readers: Dr Sally Buck 01522 50 40 89 07736 292 668 Diocesan Office: Marie Isaac 01522 50 40 22 Admin Chair of The Sue Slater 01775 768286 Reader Board: Vice Chair: Marion Hewis President of The Association of Lincoln Readers + Nicholas 01522 50 40 90
What does a Reader Minister do? 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. The office of Reader is the only lay ministry in the Church of England which is voluntary, nationally accredited, Episcopally licensed and governed by canon. There are now nearly 10,000 Readers, with men and women represented almost equally. How do you become a Reader?

Reader Annual Service

10.30am Saturday 12th October 2019

Lincoln Cathedral.

Bishop Nicholas welcomed the congregation. During the service he asked three Readers to reflect on their experiences of Reader ministry through the decades - John Davies from the 1960’s, John Marshall from the 1990’s and Sue Slater from 2010 onwards. Readings: Ecclesiasticus 4; 29-6:1 and Mark 13:22-end. The Precentor Canon Sal McDougall preached the sermon. Reader Warden Dr Sally Buck led the intercessions. The Association of Lincoln Readers 78th Annual General Meeting followed the Service. A revised Constitution document was presented and approved by the Association. Gift presentations were made to retiring Chairman of the Governing Body - John Marshall and Secretary General Shirley Keyes, who were thanked for their work on behalf of the Governing Body and Association of Lincoln Readers. Association President Bishop Nicholas - announced initial appointments to the new Reader Board. Congratulations to Sue Slater (right) - the new Chair and Marion Hewis - Vice Chair!
Association of Readers in the Diocese of Lincoln.

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Latest News…

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Prayer Requests: For the development and work of the new Reader Board . 12/10/19. For our Bishops and all concerned with the current safeguarding investigations in the Diocese. 16/05/19.
CRC ‘Resourcing Faith’ Booklet pdf
2019 Launde Abbey Retreat for Readers and ALM’s
“Colleagues - thank you for your most generous gift and kind words. Bless you all! “ John Marshall
Lincoln Readers

The website for Readers in

the Diocese of Lincoln

Contacts: Warden of Readers: Dr Sally Buck 01522 50 40 89 07736 292 668 Diocesan Office: Marie Isaac 01522 50 40 22 Admin Chair of The Sue Slater 01775 768286 Reader Board: Vice Chair: Marion Hewis President of The Association of Lincoln Readers + Nicholas 01522 50 40 90
Association of Readers in the Diocese of Lincoln.

If you spot any broken links or errors please report to site

editor John Marshall.

What does a Reader Minister do? 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. The office of Reader is the only lay ministry in the Church of England which is voluntary, nationally accredited, Episcopally licensed and governed by canon. There are now nearly10,000 Readers, with men and women represented almost equally. How do you become a Reader?

Latest News:

Prayer Requests: For the development and work of the new Reader Board . 12/10/19. For our Bishops and all concerned with the current safeguarding investigations in the Diocese. 16/05/19.
CRC ‘Resourcing Faith’ Booklet pdf
2019 Launde Abbey Retreat for Readers and ALM’s

Reader Annual Service

10.30am Saturday 12th October 2019

Lincoln Cathedral.

Bishop Nicholas welcomed the congregation. During the service he asked three Readers to reflect on their experiences of Reader ministry through the decades - John Davies from the 1960’s, John Marshall from the 1990’s and Sue Slater from 2010 onwards. Readings: Ecclesiasticus 4; 29-6:1 and Mark 13:22- end. The Precentor Canon Sal McDougall preached the sermon. Reader Warden Dr Sally Buck led the intercessions. The Association of Lincoln Readers 78th Annual General Meeting followed the Service. A revised Constitution document was presented and approved by the Association. Gift presentations were made to retiring Chairman of the Governing Body - John Marshall and Secretary General Shirley Keyes, who were thanked for their work on behalf of the Governing Body and Association of Lincoln Readers. Association President Bishop Nicholas announced initial appointments to the new Reader Board. Congratulations to Sue Slater - (right) the new Chair and Marion Hewis - Vice Chair!
“Colleagues - thank you for your most generous gift and kind words. Bless you all! “ John Marshall

Lincoln Readers