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Issues relating to Reader ministry are considered alongside those relating to other ministries, lay and ordained, by the Church’s Ministry Division at Church House. The Central Readers’ Council (CRC) exists as a separate charity within the Ministry Division to ensure that issues relating to Readers are dealt with appropriately and communicated effectively to Readers in the dioceses.
The CRC includes its officers, and the Warden, Secretary and one elected representative from each of the dioceses and meets annually for business, fellowship and consideration of current ministry issues. This meeting is sometimes held as a weekend residential conference.
The day-to-day business of the CRC is handled by its Executive Committee, comprising its officers, and representatives who are elected to serve for a five year term. The Executive arranges periodic national conferences and training events and liaises closely with the National Consultant for Quality in Reader Education, and from time to time publishes papers dealing with subjects of current interest to Readers and to the wider church. Other issues dealt with by the CRC Office include the Bishops Regulations, Ethnic Monitoring and Reader's licences.
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