Supporting Reader Ministry

The lay ministry of a Reader is essential to the lifeblood of the Church of England

Our diocese strongly supports and encourages Reader Ministry,  to help share and promote the good news.

Predominately a preaching and teaching ministry, Readers are also gifted in leading worship. 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, theological training, and equipping and supporting our Readers in their ministry.

These pages give details about how we:

  • select Readers
  • train Readers
  • support Readers

Useful contacts

Bruce Pennie
Bishop's Officer for Readers

bruce.pennie@liverpool.anglican.org

Deanery Chairs of Reader Chapters

Huyton - Andrew Telfer
vicar.stnicholaswhiston@huytondeanery.org

Liverpool North - Ann Evans
annlevans45@googlemail.com

Liverpool South - Matthew Hargreaves 
mattharg@mac.com

North Meols - Vacant

Ormskirk - Christine Donnelly
essoblue53@gmail.com

Sefton North - Andrew Thompson-Smith
andrewt-s@outlook.com

Sefton South - Ray Glenn
rayglennacres@gmail.com

St Helens - Emma Howarth
howarth1999@aol.com

Toxteth and Wavertree - Brian Elfick
brian.elfick@gmail.com

West Derby - Victoria Allen
alphaallen@btinternet.com

Widnes - Sue Smither
sueandjohnsmither@talk21.com

Wigan - Steve Clarke
ssmcurate.east@churchwigan.org

Winwick - David Smith
david0764@hotmail.co.uk

If your Deanery is not mentioned above the post is currently vacant.  Please contact bruce.pennie@liverpool.anglican.org.

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