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Our diocese strongly supports and encourages Reader Ministry. There are plenty of ways this ministry is exercised throughout the Diocese of Liverpool but it all works to help share and promote the good news.

The lay ministry of a Reader is essential to the lifeblood of the Church of England. Predominately a preaching and teaching ministry, Readers are also gifted in leading worship. Increasingly the church finds the support of Readers in pastoral situations of great value. 

God calls many gifted people to this vital ministry. The Diocese of Liverpool is committed to properly selecting, thelogically training, and equipping and supporting our Readers in their ministry.

These pages give details about how we:
  • select Readers
  • train Readers
  • support Readers

Spen Webster
Warden of Readers:
0151 424 1773

Debbie Evans
Central Services
0151 705 2130

Sam Stanford
Central Services
0151 705 2106

Deanery Chaplain of Readers
Andrew Telfer

Liverpool North
Joyce Ashcroft

Liverpool South
Geoff Pinnington

North Meols
Alex Galbraith

Barbara Curry

Sefton North
Garth Raybould

Sefton South

St Helens
Diane Wright

Toxteth and Wavertree
Brian Elphick

Simon Fisher

Michael Raynor

West Derby
Simon Fisher

Sue Smither


Veronica Hancock

Download our Readers' Bulletins
We send a Bulletin to our Readers twice a year..  You can download a copy of the latest issue below:

July 2016

Past issues:
July 2015
January 2015
July 2014
January 2014
Deanery News