The website for Readers &

ALM in the Lincoln Diocese

Contacts: Warden of Readers Interim Contact: Revd & Lay Ministry: (Vacancy) Canon Dr Hugh Jones Warden of College of St Hugh Diocesan Office: 01522 50 40 22 Admin Chair of The Reader Board: Marion Hewis 01469 560074 President of The Association of Lincoln Readers The Rt Revd Dr Nicholas Chamberlain 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 nearly 10,000 Readers, with men and women represented almost equally. How do you become a Reader?

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A favourite prayer for this time…  Father give to us and to all your people, In times of anxiety serenity, In times of uncertainty patience,  In times of hardship courage,  And at all times a quiet trust in your wisdom and love.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord.    Amen
Click or touch below dates for Lectionary Readings, Collect Prayers and Reader Events Calendar
Two poems - inspired by the pandemic!
Association of Readers in the Diocese of Lincoln.
This site uses Google analytics to indicate our website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors. Google services use cookies which may be deleted in user browser settings.
ALM - Authorised Lay ministers in the diocese are authorised for three areas of ministry: assisting in leading worship pastoral visiting evangelism and mission Whatever lay ministers are called to, all are part of the Church’s mission to serve the world and promote the life of faith in everyday life.
Service and AGM - Saturday 15th October 2022 Congratulations to newly Licensed Readers: Left to right: Martin Jago - The Walesby Group Reinstating Reader Licence: Christopher Higham - St Peter’s Lincoln Stiorra Xander-Crabb - Grimsby Churches Helen Moore - St Guthlac’s Fishtoft Transferring Reader Peter Kay - St Botolph’s and St Thomas’ Boston. More photos on https://youtu.be/KGJw45Uvf-c
Presentation to Sue Slater - retiring Reader Board Chairman.
Presentation to Sally Buck - retiring as Warden of Readers & ALM.
Association of Lincoln Readers 81st AGM
In his sermon +bishop Nicholas included the very moving poem Swallow’ - by Robert Macfarlane.
Reader Return for 2022 - reminder from Chair of Reader Board. Please submit your return questionnaire by Sunday 5th February!
REMINDER - PLEASE SUBMIT READER RETURN BY SUNDAY 5TH FEBRUARY!
For Lincoln Readers & Authorised Lay Ministers

The website for Readers &

ALM in the Lincoln Diocese

Contacts: Warden of Readers Interim Contact: Revd & Lay Ministry: (Vacancy) Canon Dr Hugh Jones Warden of College of St Hugh Diocesan Office: 01522 50 40 22 Admin Chair of The Reader Board: Marion Hewis 01469 560074 President of The Association of Lincoln Readers The Rt Revd Dr Nicholas Chamberlain 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 nearly 10,000 Readers, with men and women represented almost equally. How do you become a Reader?

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Click or touch below dates for Lectionary Readings, Prayers and Reader Events Calendar
A favourite prayer for this time… Father give to us and to all your people, In times of anxiety serenity, In times of uncertainty patience,  In times of hardship courage,  And at all times a quiet trust in your wisdom and love.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord.    Amen
Two poems - inspired by the pandemic!
This site uses Google analytics to indicate our website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors. Google services use cookies which may be deleted in user browser settings.
ALM - Authorised Lay ministers in the diocese are authorised for three areas of ministry: assisting in leading worship pastoral visiting evangelism and mission Whatever lay ministers are called to, all are part of the Church’s mission to serve the world and promote the life of faith in everyday life.
Service and AGM - Saturday 15th October 2022 Congratulations to newly Licensed Readers: Left to right: Martin Jago - The Walesby Group Reinstating Reader Licence: Christopher Higham - St Peter’s Lincoln Stiorra Xander-Crabb - Grimsby Churches Helen Moore - St Guthlac’s Fishtoft Transferring Reader Peter Kay - St Botolph’s and St Thomas’ Boston. More photos on https://youtu.be/KGJw45Uvf-c
Presentation to Sally Buck - retiring as Warden of Readers & ALM.
Association of Lincoln Readers 81st AGM
Presentation to Sue Slater - retiring Reader Board Chairman.
In his sermon +bishop Nicholas included the very moving poem Swallow’ - by Robert Macfarlane.
Reader Return for 2022 - reminder from Chair of Reader Board. Please submit your return questionnaire by Sunday 5th February!
REMINDER - PLEASE SUBMIT READER RETURN BY SUNDAY 5TH FEBRUARY!

For Lincoln Readers

and Authorised Lay Ministers