The anglican diocese of montreal

Lay Leaders

There are several ways for the laity in a parish to get involved, both in the life of the parish, but also in the life of the diocese and the greater community. You can become a warden, a chalice administrator, a lay pastoral visitor, a lay reader and many other ways to serve. Several resources are available through the Centre for Lay Education.

Centre for Lay Education

The Centre for Lay Education exists to promote Christian adult education amongst the laity of the Diocese of Montreal. The Director, the Revd Canon Tim Smart, works with the laity and the clergy of the Diocese to bring educational resources to the parishes and to host educational events for the Diocese. 

Programs like EFM: Education for Ministry are administered through the Centre.  EFM is a four-year program of theological education for the laity.

The Director of Lay Education assists the Lay Readers of the Diocese in their training.

The Director also coordinates the Marriage Preparation Courses in the Diocese of Montreal.

Our Resource Centre at the Montreal Diocesan Theological College contains DVDs, books, and magazines that will educate, entertain and inform those interested in adult education and congregational development.

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Bible Studies Resources

Diocesan Lenten Study on the Marks of Mission

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Lent Course from the Anglican Communion

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Commentaries on the Revised Common Lectionary

Comments are designed as brief commentaries on the readings from the Revised Common Lectionary suitable for any adult who wants to understand the lessons for the week. Each lesson has a brief commentary, with a link to the biblical text, and a brief outline of the whole biblical book.

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Community Ministries