The website for Readers in

the Diocese of Lincoln

Contacts: Warden of Readers: Dr Sally Buck 01522 50 40 89 07701364464 Diocesan Office: In Vacancy 01522 50 40 22 Admin Chair of The Sue Slater 01775 768286 Reader Board: Vice Chair: 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 now nearly 10,000 Readers, with men and women represented almost equally. How do you become a Reader?
Association of Readers in the Diocese of Lincoln.

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Prayers… 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
Covid 19 – My story This covid 19 is making me sad It’s stopping me seeing my mum – and my dad. Like all of you out there I wish it was done, So we could all go out, share a meal, have some fun. But it’s not going anywhere fast we are told As it robs us of loved ones, both young and old. I’m lucky I guess I can still go to work. Not furloughed or laid off, but where the virus will lurk. The NHS is my employer you see – As a registered nurse, there’s no rest for me! My specialist field is infection control And the team have seen a huge change in its role. From audits and teaching and data collection, We have a new racket – we’re now in protection. Staff wear face masks and visors and cover their heads to allow them to safely treat patients in beds. The number of losses is rising each day. Each night I get home, bow my head – and pray. I thank God my family and friends are okay Because we’re socially isolating, staying away. We’ll get through this “they“ keep telling us so, Just follow the rules, “don’t go out – DON’T GO!” Folks are turning to prayer, searching out God, But God walks beside us… and always did. My faith will sustain me, though I don’t know Gods plan, I know that he loves every woman (and man). For those who don’t know him, and those who don’t care Be assured of his presence – he WILL be there. So though this virus is making me sad, And stopping me seeing my mum and my dad. We’re in it together, we will see it through. Stay safe and stay sane – my prayers for you. by Reader - Marion Hewis
Saturday 9th October - Reader licensing, annual service and delayed celebration of re-licensing in the cathedral (10.30) followed by AGM.

Photo’s on Events page.

Friday 10th - Sunday 12th December

Launde Abbey Reader Residential pepared by Jackie

Johnson (Wellbeing and CMD Officer) on the topic of

Leadership from the Second Chair.

Lincoln Readers

The website for Readers in

the Diocese of Lincoln

Contacts: Warden of Readers: Dr Sally Buck 01522 50 40 89 07701364464 Diocesan Office: In Vacancy 01522 50 40 22 Admin Chair of The Sue Slater 01775 768286 Reader Board: Vice Chair: 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 now nearly10,000 Readers, with men and women represented almost equally. How do you become a Reader?

Latest News:

Covid 19 – My story This covid 19 is making me sad It’s stopping me seeing my mum – and my dad. Like all of you out there I wish it was done, So we could all go out, share a meal, have some fun. But it’s not going anywhere fast we are told As it robs us of loved ones, both young and old. I’m lucky I guess I can still go to work. Not furloughed or laid off, but where the virus will lurk. The NHS is my employer you see – As a registered nurse, there’s no rest for me! My specialist field is infection control And the team have seen a huge change in its role. From audits and teaching and data collection, We have a new racket – we’re now in protection. Staff wear face masks and visors and cover their heads to allow them to safely treat patients in beds. The number of losses is rising each day. Each night I get home, bow my head – and pray. I thank God my family and friends are okay Because we’re socially isolating, staying away. We’ll get through this “they“ keep telling us so, Just follow the rules, “don’t go out – DON’T GO!” Folks are turning to prayer, searching out God, But God walks beside us… and always did. My faith will sustain me, though I don’t know Gods plan, I know that he loves every woman (and man). For those who don’t know him, and those who don’t care Be assured of his presence – he WILL be there. So though this virus is making me sad, And stopping me seeing my mum and my dad. We’re in it together, we will see it through. Stay safe and stay sane – my prayers for you. by Reader - Marion Hewis
Click or touch below dates for Lectionary Readings, Prayers and Reader Events Calendar
Prayers… 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
Saturday 9th October - Reader licensing, annual service and delayed celebration of re-licensing in the cathedral (10.30) followed by AGM.

Photo’s on Events page.

Friday 10th - Sunday 12th December

Launde Abbey Reader Residential prepared by Jackie

Johnson (Wellbeing and CMD Officer) on the topic of

Leadership from the Second Chair.

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Lincoln Readers