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Vocation

This is our Calling (Book)
This book was written to help those who believe that God is or may be calling them to serve him, whether in ministry, for a specific task, or through daily discipleship.
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How do you become a Reader? (From Information and Guidelines - Reader Ministry)
The Office of Reader is one of the oldest ministries in the Church, but in it's present form in the Church of England dates from 1866. Since then, the growth in Reader Ministry has been one of the great success stories in the Church of England and there are now over 10,000 Readers, some in every diocese. But what is a Reader? How do you become a Reader? Why should you want to? The attached document outlines Vocation and Nomination, Selection, Training and Admission and Licensing. (2005-02-27)
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What is a Reader? (From Information and Guidelines - Reader Ministry)
Readers are lay men and women, from a wide diversity of occupations and backgrounds, who recognize a call to serve God and his world through the Church of England. They work in a variety of roles and situations across the Church, being authorised by the Church of England to preach and teach, to conduct or assist in conducting worship, and to assist in the pastoral, evangelistic and liturgical work of the Church in the parish or area where they are licensed. Includes - The Duties of a Reader, Licensing and Relicensing, Dress, Ministry Agreements, Ministry Review, Continuing Ministerial Education, Deployment, Transfer within the Diocese and Transfer to Another Diocese (2005-02-27)
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  • Bishop Robert has tasked the Conferences Committee on behalf of the Central Readers Council to organise a celebration event in July 2016 to mark 150 years of Reader Ministry, as “a gift to the Church from the CRC”.
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