Pray for our new lay ministers


Please pray for the 12 men and women who are due to be licensed into lay ministry roles at Chester Cathedral on 9 October 2021.

Nine people will be licensed into Reader ministry, one person will be licensed as a Pastoral Worker, and, for the first time in the Diocese of Chester, two people will be licensed as Lay Pioneers. 

Learn more about Pioneer Ministry on the Church of England's website

Please pray for them and their families, for their new ministries, and for the parishes in which they will serve. 

The following will be licensed on 9 October at Chester Cathedral: 

Helen Byrne


St Paul with St Luke Tranmere and Christ Church Higher Bebington

Elizabeth Cooper Clark


St James with Emmanuel, New Brighton

Simon Eardley


St James the Great, Thornton-le-Moors with Ince and Elton

Stephen Eccleston


Holy Trinity, Whaley Bridge

Alison Hunter Johnston


United benefice of St Michael, Marbury, St Chad, Tushingham and  St Mary, Whitewell

Lindsey Lawrence


Christ Church, Moreton

Richard Lewis


St Mary and St Helen, Neston

Graham Morris


St Mary, Upton

Edward Newman


Christ Church, Chester

Jane Fisher

Pastoral Worker

Christ Church, Moreton

Alice Price


St Hildburgh, Hoylake

Caroline Bishop


St Mary the Virgin, Weaverham

Are you being called by God? Speak to your parish priest, or contact the Director of Vocations, Sarah Fenby, to arrange an informal conversation with a vocations adviser.



More about vocations

Church House Blog: Let's talk vocations!

Director of Vocations, Sarah Fenby, writes in this Church House Blog about the ways in which we can all play our role in encouraging vocation in ourselves and others around us through relationship, conversation and listening.

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