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Readers are nationally accredited lay ministers who are licensed by the Diocesan Bishop to preach, teach and lead worship. They play an important part in nurturing Christian discipleship in the church and wider world. 

The Warden of Readers is the Bishop of Dunwich, the Rt Revd Dr Mike Harrison, who may be contacted by email or by phone at the Bishops' Office on 01473 252829.

For further information about discernment and selection, please contact the Deputy Warden of Readers, Malcolm Rittman by email or on 07825 005000.

Candidates recommended to train for Licensed Lay Ministry as Readers, Lay Pastors or Local Evangelists usually follow a two-year part time programme. The course equips students for ministry by developing: theological and biblical learning, practical ministry skills, personal formation in discipleship and ministry, and collaborative practice. For further information about the training course, please contact Ruth Dennigan by email.

Working Agreement for Readers and LLMs  | docx