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Reader Ministry

2000 Years of Service (Article/Note/Report)
A short History of Reader Ministry. From the Apostolic Church, through revivals in 1561, and 1866 to today.
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A Vision for Good Practice in Reader/Preacher Training (Article/Note/Report)
The report of the Reader Task Group.
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Continuing Ministerial Education for Readers (Article/Note/Report)
The current status of CME for Readers, and recommendations for the way forward - a summary of the Central Readers' Council Working Party Report.
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CPAS (the Church Pastoral Aid Society) (Website)
CPAS is a route to leadership resources - books, courses and other material and resources.
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Mike's History of The Reader (Website)
A comprehensive history of Reader ministry, from the Early Church, through Elizabethan Readers to the Modern Reader and onwards.
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Reader Ministry (Booklist)
An introductory booklist for the study of Reader ministry
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Reader Upbeat (Article/Note/Report)
Report of the working group on review of Reader ministry, commissioned by the Archbishops' Council
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Resource & Refresh (Course Programmes)
A rolling programme of short residential events in April and September each year for resourcing and refreshing Readers.
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St John's Extension Studies (Course Programmes)
A range of courses established to make some of St John's wide range of teaching resources available to students unable to come to College for a full-time course.
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The Anglican Centre in Rome - Courses (Course Programmes)
The courses run by the Centre offer opportunities for meeting and dialogue through studying ecumenical theology in its many facets as students explore our common Christian heritage as displayed in this 'eternal city'. Many are particularly suited to Reader Ministry.
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The Developing Ministries of Christ in the Church - and the place of Reader ministry today (Article/Note/Report)
A revised form of the address given to the CRC AGM on 27th March 2004, discussing the place of Reader Ministry today.
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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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What's in a name? The Reader (Audio/Video)
A look at the role of The Reader, historically, currently and possibly.
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From Publications - Reference
2005-02-27
A vision for good practice in Reader/Preacher training More >>
From Publications - Conference papers/reports
2008-09-22
Bangor 2008 - Reader Ministry in Education More >>
From Publications - Conference papers/reports
2008-09-19
Bangor 2008 - Reader Ministry in the Armed Forces More >>
From Publications - Conference papers/reports
2012-03-14
Biblical Symposium Paper More >>
From Publications - AGM papers
2011-04-12
Central Readers' Council AGM 2011 - Session 1: Strategy and Vision More >>
From Publications - AGM papers
2011-04-12
Central Readers' Council AGM 2011 - Session 2: What is a Reader? More >>
From Publications - AGM papers
2012-03-27
Central Readers' Council AGM 2012 - Chairman's Address More >>
From Publications - AGM papers
2011-04-12
CRC AGM 2011 - Ministry Venn Diagram More >>
From Publications - AGM papers
2011-04-12
CRC AGM 2011 - Training Modules Example More >>
From Publications - Reference
2012-11-22
Encouraging and Promoting the Vocation of Readers More >>
From Publications - Conference papers/reports
2012-03-14
Historical Symposium Paper More >>
From Information and Guidelines - Reader Ministry
2005-02-27
How do you become a Reader? More >>
From Publications - Reference
2012-11-22
Mapping the Contours: the Current State of Reader Selection More >>
From Publications - AGM papers
2011-04-12
Mission (CRC AGM 2011) More >>
From Publications - Other
2013-02-21
Reader Logo More >>
From Publications - Reference
2011-10-20
Reader Ministry Learning Outcomes More >>
From Publications - Other
2011-10-20
Reader Ministry Swansong More >>
From Publications - Reference
2012-11-22
Reader Selection - letter More >>
From Publications - Conference papers/reports
2014-09-30
Reader Strategy More >>
From Information and Guidelines - General
2013-05-06
Readers' Merchandise More >>
From Information and Guidelines - General
2006-07-02
Readers' Merchandise - Large Badges More >>
From Information and Guidelines - Reader Ministry
2005-02-27
Service Checklist More >>
From Publications - Conference papers/reports
2012-03-14
Sociological Symposium Paper More >>
From Publications - Conference papers/reports
2012-09-06
Swanwick 2012 - Sermon at Holy Communion More >>
From Publications - Conference papers/reports
2012-09-06
Swanwick 2012 - Summary - Q&A Session More >>
From Publications - Conference papers/reports
2012-03-27
Symposium Introduction Paper More >>
From Publications - Reference
2008-02-07
The Admission and Licensing of Readers More >>
From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other
2000-09-01
The Reader - Autumn 2000 More >>
From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other
2004-09-01
The Reader - Autumn 2004 More >>
From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other
2012-08-17
The Reader - Autumn 2012 More >>
From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other
2000-03-01
The Reader - Spring 2000 More >>
From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other
2003-03-01
The Reader - Spring 2003 More >>
From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other
2004-03-01
The Reader - Spring 2004 More >>
From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other
2006-03-09
The Reader - Spring 2006 More >>
From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other
2012-03-11
The Reader - Spring 2012 More >>
From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other
2014-05-14
The Reader - Spring 2014 More >>
From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other
2009-05-23
The Reader - Summer 2009 More >>
From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other
2014-05-15
The Reader - Summer 2014 More >>
From Publications - Reference
2012-11-22
The Selection of Readers in Dioceses More >>
From Publications - Conference papers/reports
2005-07-29
Walking the Tightrope: Balance in Reader Ministry - presentation 1 (part 1 of 3) More >>
From Publications - Conference papers/reports
2005-07-29
Walking the Tightrope: Balance in Reader Ministry - presentation 1 (part 2 of 3) More >>
From Publications - Conference papers/reports
2005-07-29
Walking the Tightrope: Balance in Reader Ministry - presentation 1 (part 3 of 3) More >>
From Publications - Conference papers/reports
2005-07-29
Walking the Tightrope: Balance in Reader Ministry - presentation 2 (part 1 of 3) More >>
From Publications - Conference papers/reports
2005-07-29
Walking the Tightrope: Balance in Reader Ministry - presentation 2 (part 2 of 3) More >>
From Publications - Conference papers/reports
2005-07-29
Walking the Tightrope: Balance in Reader Ministry - presentation 2 (part 3 of 3) More >>
From Information and Guidelines - Reader Ministry
2005-02-27
What is a Reader? More >>
From Publications - Reference
2012-11-22
What is Reader Ministry and how can it be discerned? More >>


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