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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Reader Disclosure & Barring Service update - document checking. With regard to recent communication from Kate Shear. Please note that personal document verification can be done either at the Diocesan Office, Post office (subject to a fee) or by liaising with your Rural Dean. Please inform the Rural Dean that he or she is not required to use the Deanery online recruiters check service. All that is necessary is to produce the required original documents with copies which the Rural Dean should endorse as a true copy of the originals in each case. The certified document copies should then be returned to Kate Shear with a completed Self Declaration Form. Kate Shear, Edward King House, Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PU. Recommended - recorded delivery post. Prayer Requests: For our Bishops and all concerned with the current safeguarding investigations in the Diocese. 16/05/19. Members of the Governing Body as they review the needs of Reader support Structures. 23/05/19. Conference Prayers for our priest colleagues - meeting at Bishop Grosseteste 13-15 June 2019.
CRC ‘Resourcing Faith’ Booklet pdf
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
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 2019

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: Reader Disclosure & Barring Service update - document checking. With regard to recent communication from Kate Shear. Please note that personal document verification can be done either at the Diocesan Office, Post office (subject to a fee) or by liaising with your Rural Dean. Please inform the Rural Dean that he or she is not required to use the Deanery online recruiters check service. All that is necessary is to produce the required original documents with copies which the Rural Dean should endorse as a true copy of the originals in each case. The certified document copies should then be returned to Kate Shear with a completed Self Declaration Form. Kate Shear, Edward King House, Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PU. Recommended - recorded delivery post. For our Bishops and all concerned with the current safeguarding investigations in the Diocese. 16/05/19. 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.
CRC ‘Resourcing Faith’ Booklet pdf