Becoming a reader
Reader Licensing 2018 at Derby Cathedral
The Church of England takes its responsibility to select and train Readers very seriously.
In the Diocese of Derby, we normally require people to undertake the Theology, Mission and Ministry course.
This training is rigorous, but enjoyable and designed so that people in full-time employment can do it.
And, of course, once licensed, all Readers are expected to carry on learning and undertake continuing professional development.
Once training begins, students go on placement in their home parish and their incumbent is expected to offer appropriate supervision and opportunity to develop new skills, preach and take part in leading worship.
Students also do an external placement in a different setting.