News and information for Licensed Readers

2016 Reader Licensing Service

Celebration of 150 years of Reader Ministry

2016 marked the 150th anniversary of the reintroduction of Reader ministry in the Church of England. The Diocese celebrated both the anniversary and the ongoing contribution of lay ministry to the life of the Church at the annual Licensing Service. This was held at the Cathedral at 2.15pm on Saturday 15 October.  Bishop Libby officiated and the preacher was The Rt Revd Robert Paterson, Bishop of Sodor and Man.

Eight new Readers were admitted and licensed by Bishop Libby:

Ruth Abbott     Burton
Ruth Calcott    Hoylake
Robert Croft     Chester St Mary
Sam Denniss    Heswall
Sarah Dutton    Blacon
John Grainger  Mobberley
Julie Hassall   Middlewich
Helen Oldham Over Peover

Read Robert Paterson's sermon here

2016 Reader AGM, Saturday, 15 October 2016

All details and papers for the meeting can be downloaded here:

2016 AGM Agenda

2016 AGM Letter to Readers

Director of Studies for Readers Report 2016

2015 AGM Minutes