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    Everyday People - Minority Ethnic Vocations

    The Church of England is committed to encouraging those from a variety of ethnic backgrounds to explore ordained ministry.

    It is vitally important that the priesthood is sufficiently diverse to minister across the very wide spectrum of ethnicities that make up communities within the UK. This is an exciting time to be in ministry as the Church reaches out in fresh ways to all the people in this country.

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    A Guide for Reader Ministry During a Vacancy

    When an incumbent or lead chaplain leaves there will often be matters of information and clarification about roles. Here are some guidelines written from experience by Readers.

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    Readers Working Agreement

    This outline Working Agreement may be useful to a Reader and Incumbent or Lead Chaplain in giving clarity to roles and responsibilities.

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    Reader Selection and Training Process

    Information about the process of applying to become a Reader within the Church of England - Birmingham and subsequent training.

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    A Practical Theology of Oversight Ministry

    Paper on oversight ministry, with role descriptions for oversight, context and local ministry