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

Tim Matthews
Bishop's Officer for Readers

Deanery Chairs of Reader Chapters

Huyton - Andrew Telfer

Liverpool North - Ann Evans

Liverpool South - Matthew Hargreaves

North Meols - Christine Moyes

Ormskirk - Christine Donnelly

Sefton North - Andrew Thompson-Smith

Sefton South - Ray Glenn

St Helens - Emma Howarth

Toxteth and Wavertree - Vacant

Contact Area Dean Elaine Jones

West Derby - Victoria Allen

Widnes - Sue Smither

Wigan - Steve Clarke

Winwick - David Smith

If your Deanery is not mentioned above the post is currently vacant.  Please contact

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