Specific training events for Readers are organised as part of the Readers' Continuing Ministerial Education programme. These are planned by a team made up of Readers and the Bishop's Adviser for Lay Education and Training. There are usually three training days in this programme each year: a Saturday in May (often on a Biblical or pastoral theme), a training day in June or early July for Readers wishing to train for Funeral Ministry, and a Saturday in the Autumn.
In addition to these a number of other training events which are listed below, may be of interest to Readers.
It is helpful to know of training opportunities which Readers around the Diocese have found helpful. If you have news to share on these please let your Assistant Warden or the Warden know.
A day of refreshment and study for Readers serving Church of England Birmingham
50th Anniversary of Women being Admitted and Licensed as Readers
This is required training for licensed Readers who wish to conduct funerals
Readers are called to serve the Church of God and to work together with clergy and other ministers
Do you know someone whom you might encourage to explore Reader ministry