The anglican diocese of montreal

Lay Readers

The ministry of Lay Readers is performed in the conduct of public worship, instruction in the Christian faith, the provision of pastoral care within their community, and other duties requested of them. Lay Readers make a specific commitment to their Bishop, parish priest, and church wardens to use their skills and their developing gifts in ministry to the glory of God, for the benefit of the people within and beyond their own congregations. Authority is given by the Bishop in the form of a licence following a probationary period of training.

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