Resources for Readers


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.

For more information about Reader ministry please download the handbook:

Readers' Handbook | PDF

Also, visit the Central Readers' Council website:

Transforming Ministry | Weblink

Newly licensed Readers

Newly licensed Readers are required to complete 3 years of IME2 training. For training dates and more information please visit:

Curates and Readers (IME2) Training | Weblink

Contact information

For general and administrative enquiries please email Lesley Steed based at the Diocesan Office or telephone 01473 298510. Alternatively, you can email Barbara Hill, the Deputy Warden of Readers, or telephone 07957 908981.

Assistant Wardens of Readers:

Area Email Telephone

Bosmere, Hadleigh, Samford and Stowmarket

Frankie Wicks 01449 711222

Clare, Lavenham and Sudbury

Robert Fish 01787 379407

Hoxne, Hartismere and Loes  

Jean Archdeacon 01379 783307

Ipswich and Colneys

tbc - meanwhile, please contact Barbara Hill 07957 908981
Ixworth, Thingoe and Mildenhall

Hazel Humphreys

01284 754448

Waveney and Blyth, Saxmundham and Woodbridge

The Revd Christine Brooks  01728 688972