Welcome

to 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  Chairman  of The       John Marshall   01205 723097            Governing Body: Secretary General:    Shirley Keyes     01673 857151     
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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?  

Celebration of Lay Ministries

Saturday 27th October Lincoln Cathedral.

‘For all that has been, thanks. To all that shall be, Yes!’                                                                        Dag Hammarskjöld The Precenter Sal McDougall welcomed the gathering of Lay Ministers and their supporters to the Cathedral and quickly led us into singing praises to God!
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The Diocesan Secretary, The Revd David Dadswell spoke about meeting many committed Lay People in his first year in the Lincoln Diocese. We had a very dramatic form bible reading from 2 Timothy 3, before Bishop Nicholas asked us to think about how what we had heard resonated with us?  During the 2nd part of the Lay Celebration, the Bishop of Lincoln - Admitted & Licenced four new Readers. He  also  Licenced one Reader  upon transfer from Ely Diocese. The Bishop of Grantham preached the sermon and encouraged a shared identity in our task of mission and ministry - whether Clergy or Lay.  Bishop Nicholas quoted writer Alan Bennett and suggested that we should be  ‘Keeping On Keeping On’. After the Service, folk were able to chat over a welcome drink and a slice of cake! The Association of Lincoln Readers 77th AGM followed in Edward King House at 12.30pm.

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Prayer Requests: R.I.P. - David Hitchcock - David was called home on Good Friday morning. Funeral details: 12.30pm Thursday 16th May at Sleaford Parish Church, St Denys Market Place Sleaford.   No flowers - donations to be shared with the Church and the Gideons (David was a founder member of the Sth. Lincs Branch). Readers may wish to Robe. After the service there will be refreshments in the function room of the Solo club, which is also located off the Market Place.   Please pray for Brenda and David's family. 24/04/19. Members of the Governing Body Working Group as they review the needs of Reader Areas and structures, following our member survey and discussion at our meeting of 26/01/19. Conference  Prayers for our priest colleagues - meeting at Bishop Grosseteste 13-15 June 2019.                                             
Lincoln Readers

Welcome

to 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  Chairman  of The       John Marshall   01205 723097            Governing Body: Secretary General:    Shirley Keyes     01673 857151     
Top of Page Top of Page
Click or tap below - to View or Post to our Message Board
 Association of Readers in the Diocese of Lincoln.   

Celebration of Lay Ministries

Saturday 27th October in Lincoln Cathedral

‘For all that has been, thanks. To all that shall be, Yes!’                                                                        Dag Hammarskjöld The Precenter Sal McDougall welcomed the gathering of Lay Ministers and their supporters to the Cathedral and quickly led us into singing praises to God! The Diocesan Secretary, The Revd David Dadswell spoke about meeting many committed Lay People in his first year in the Lincoln Diocese. We had a very dramatic form bible reading from 2 Timothy 3, before Bishop Nicholas asked us to think about how what we had heard resonated with us?  During the 2nd part of the Lay Celebration, the Bishop of Lincoln - Admitted & Licenced four new Readers. He  also  Licenced one Reader  upon transfer from Ely Diocese.

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

editor John Marshall.

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The Bishop of Grantham preached the sermon and encouraged a shared identity in our task of mission and ministry - whether Clergy or Lay.  Bishop Nicholas quoted writer Alan Bennett and suggested that we should be  ‘Keeping On Keeping On’. After the Service, folk were able to chat over a welcome drink and a slice of cake! The Association of Lincoln Readers 77th AGM followed in Edward King House at 12.30pm.
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: R.I.P. - David Hitchcock - David was called home on Good Friday morning. Funeral details: 12.30pm Thursday 16th May at Sleaford Parish Church, St Denys Market Place Sleaford.   No flowers - donations to be shared with the Church and the Gideons (David was a founder member of the Sth. Lincs Branch). Readers may wish to Robe. After the service there will be refreshments in the function room of the Solo club, which is also located off the Market Place.   Please pray for Brenda and David's family. 24/04/19. Members of the Governing Body Working Group as they review the needs of Reader Areas and structures, following our member survey and discussion at our meeting of 26/01/19. Conference  Prayers for our priest colleagues - meeting at Bishop Grosseteste 13-15 June 2019.