W 203 Reader Ministry Today (2010)


Reader ministry is rapidly changing, in part because the nature of public worship is changing, and in part because Readers have a wider range of ministries than previously.

What does this mean for the shape and nature of Reader ministry? Should the name change? What training is needed? And should this ministry be seen as a step on the path to ordination? This up-to-date study explores the key questions now being raised.

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Author: Revd Charles Read

Charles is Tutor in Liturgy and Systematics at Cranmer Hall, St John's College, Durham. He was a member of General Synod and is now a member of the Durham Diocesan Liturgical Committee. He was previously Team Vicar in Broughton (Manchester Diocese).

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Author: Phillip Tovey

Phillip is Director of Reader Training, Diocese of Oxford and Liturgy Tutor, Ripon College, Cuddesdon. He has experience of working overseas and in parish ministry and has written widely on Christian worship and liturgy.

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