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Tuesday, 02 May 2023 12:55

Ten new readers licensed (2023)

The Rt Revd Libby Lane, Bishop of Derby, has admitted ten new readers in a special service held at Derby Cathedral.

Seven were admitted and licensed as readers and three were admitted as readers with permission to officiate.

Speaking to them at the service, Bishop Libby Said: "I am pleased and privileged to admit you as readers in the Diocese of Derby.

"Readers are a really important part of ministry as together we seek to help more people in the diocese to know Jesus.

"May the Lord give you wisdom, courage, strength and love to do his will."

>> See the photos from the Celebration of Reader Ministry with the Admission & Licensing of Readers

Those admitted are:

David Beale, to serve in Parish of Longstone

Caroline Carr, to serve in the Benefices of Swadlincote and Hartshorne, Gresley and Newhall

Sara Eames, to serve in the Benefice of Alvaston

Alison Henshaw, to serve in the Benefice of Chellaston

Terry Nash, to serve in the Parish of Allenton and Shelton Lock

Margaret Roberts, to serve in the Benefice of Glossop

Garry Sherwood, to serve in the Benefice of Stanton by Dale with Dale Abbey and Risley

Christine Walker, to serve in the Benefice of Matlock Bank and Tansley

Andrew Walley, to serve in the Benefice of Etwall with Egginton

Judi Witcomb, to serve in the Benefice of Mickleover and Radbourne.

Please pray for them all and for the communities where they will serve.

Readers in the Church of England are licensed lay ministers whose ministry can include a range of responsibilities including preaching, teaching and leading worship.

There are more than 8,500 readers actively involved in ministry in the Church of England today.

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The new readers are welcomed by family, friends and colleagues

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