Readers’ Association AGM
This will be on Wednesday 6th June at St Alban Wickersley. It will start at 7.15 with worship. All Readers who are renewing their licences after a 5 year review or their PTOs are expected to attend this ceremony.
The business meeting of the Association will follow, and then Bishop Pete will speak. His topic is: ‘And I saw… sense: interpreting Revelation reasonably’ . This will count as part of your CMD and you are asked, if you wish to have a certificate for attendance to add to your portfolio, to book for it using the Eventbrite link: here
If Eventbrite defeats you, please email or phone Imogen Clout, Warden
Readers with a licence or PTO who are in active ministry should be trained to C3 level. You can do this in a number of ways:
· A full day C3 course (green)
· A split C3 course over two sessions (green)
· A C1 (blue) + a C2 course (yellow), which will give you the equivalent to C3. Most C2 courses are aimed at particular roles in the church such as Wardens or youth leaders, but some Readers will be eligible for these as well.
· Readers who are 70+ will find that there is a C3 course for people with PTO (orange)
Please make sure that you book yourself onto an appropriate course this year. You can do this by contacting Chris Herbert Please direct any questions about safeguarding courses to him direct.
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 and 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.