13 new Readers
On 16th September we were delighted to license 13 new Readers to work in the Diocese at the Celebration of Lay MInistries in Doncaster Minister
Warden on sabbatical
Imogen Clout, the Warden, is on sabbatical until 5th December 2017. In her absence, please contact one of the Assistant Wardens.
Webpage editor for the Readers' Executive Newsletter
The Readers' Association Executive Committee is looking for a webpage editor to keep the webpages up to date and run a virtual magazine for Readers. The web page editing is not difficult and full training and support will be provided.
Please contact Beryl Adamson (present chair and deputy Warden) or Imogen Clout, (Warden) if you would like to take on this interesting role. Travel and other expenses will be reimbursed.
The Readers’ Association Executive decided to mark the 150th Anniversary of Reader Ministry by creating a record of all the Readers in the Diocese. This is a little like a high school year book, with a page for each Reader with a photograph and some information about him or her. In this way we celebrated the diversity of our Association and the contribution it makes to the life of the Church and the community.
This is now available as a CD Rom and can be ordered from the Treasurer for £2 to cover materials, postage and packing
5 year reviews
Every Reader who is under 70 has his/her ministry reviewed by another Reader (peer review) every 5 years. Readers who are due a review in 2018 will be getting a letter from the Warden by February 2018 If your ministry was last reviewed in 2013, or you were admitted as a Reader that year, you should expect a letter. Please make sure that the Warden has your up to date contact details.
You must make sure that your DBS check is up to date. In addition your reviewer will want to see evidence that your safeguarding training is up to date.
You should also have worked out a Ministry Agreement with your incumbent that you take the time to review as part of this process.
Dates for your Diary
Dates for training events are shown on the CMD and Training pages. Use the tab to the left of the screen to access these.