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

Deanery Chaplain of Readers

Huyton - Andrew Telfer

Liverpool North - Ann Evans

Liverpool South - Alison Shacklady

North Meols - Alex Galbraith

Ormskirk - Andy Pugh

Sefton North - Andrew Thompson-Smith

St Helens - Diane Wright

Toxteth and Wavertree - Brian Elfick

Warrington - Michael Raynor

Widnes - Sue Smither

Winwick - Veronica Hancock

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

Useful links

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