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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.

For further informaiton and an application form click on the following links: 

Reader selection criteria [PDF] 

Reader training application form [Word doc]


See also: What is a Reader? | Readers Handbook | Reader Returns and Reviews | Reader Licence Renewals | Get in touch













The Diocese of Derby

For SatNav directions, please use DE1 3DR. However, please note that the car park behind Derby Church House (Derby Cathedral Car Park) is contract only Monday-Friday and so unavailable to visitors. Paid parking is available at Chapel Street Multistorey Car Park (DE1 3GU), Park Safe (Bold Lane) DE1 3NT and the Assembly Rooms Car Park (DE1 3AF). Derby Cathedral Car Park is available as paid parking on Saturdays and Sundays.

Contact and Find Us

Derby Church House

Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

01332 388650


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