Readers' Events

We are committed to supporting and developing your ministry.

As a condition of your licence, your Bishop will look for evidence of your commitment to ongoing training and development.

Upcoming Events

Readers Quiet Day - Saturday 9th March 10am - 3pm St Josephs Prayer Centre, Blundell Avenue, Formby, L37 1PH

Meeting God in the Garden

From Eden through to Gethsemane to the garden round the empty tomb, the Biblical garden is a setting for significant divine encounter. And as Christians called to be fruitful, the garden can also stand as a metaphor for our lives, helping us to discern what may need to be planted, cultivated, pruned, weeded - or simply given space to rest.

This retreat day gives us opportunity to reflect and re-connect with the God who comes looking for us in the garden.

Our quiet day will be led by Julia McGuiness who is Poet in Residence at Chester Cathedral and a Reader with the Diocese of Chester.

Please bring a packed lunch with you, tea and coffee will be provided.

The Prayer Centre is situated in beautiful grounds surrounded by the National Trust nature reserve, in Freshfield on Merseyside, which is also home to the nationally acclaimed red squirrel. Woodland and coastal walks can be taken directly from the centre. The award winning beach and Irish Sea are just 10 minutes’ walk away. On the northwest coast of England our sunsets are some of the most beautiful in the world.

Spacious well-kept grounds surround the centre; and ample parking is available. There is also a peaceful courtyard garden, for a time of quiet reflection.

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Reader Study Morning - Saturday 28th September 10am - 12.30pm St James House, St James Road, Liverpool L1 7BY

A morning of teaching led by Revd Dr Michael Leydon, Principal of Emmanuel Theological College

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Reader Celebration Lunch - Saturday 28th September 1.00pm Liverpool Cathedral Dining Room, Gilbert Scott Suite

A great opportunity to catch up with each other over a sandwich lunch after the morning teaching

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Reader Licensing Service - Saturday 28th September 2.30pm Liverpool Cathedral

A great opportunity to gather with Readers from all over Liverpool diocese and support Readers who are new to be licensed the service of celebration starts at 2.30pm. Robing will take place after lunch in the Dining Room, please be ready to line up to process in The Well by 2.20pm.

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Walk Through the New Testament - Sunday 24th November 09.30am - 4pm Deanery High School, Frog Lane, Wigan, WN1 1HQ

Relax and enjoy the journey as an experienced guide encourages us to see God’s Word through the ‘Big Picture’.

The FUN and MEMORABLE sessions will help you learn with such CLARITY you’ll be able to retell the whole STORYLINE to a friend. We will also do our best to INSPIRE and EQUIP you to keep digging deeper. You will be given your own booklet of material to take away with you on the day. We will be providing tea and coffee but please bring a packed lunch with you.

The day will start with a 09.30am - Eucharist.

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