The Readers’ Day service of admission, licensing and re-commitment to Reader ministry was live streamed on Saturday 24 September.
Congratulations to our three new Readers and a huge thank you for the ministry of the other Readers in the Diocese of Gloucester.
Photos are available here →
Karen Jones was licensed to serve in Cinderford with Littledean benefice, serving the parishes of Cinderford, Littledean, Ruspidge and Soudley.
Elizabeth Williams was licensed to serve in the parish of Holy Trinity, Tewkesbury.
Rachel Witham was licensed to serve in Cinderford with Littledean benefice, serving the parishes of Cinderford, Littledean, Ruspidge and Soudley.
The music in this afternoon’s service was led by the worship team from St Catharine’s Church, Gloucester, and Nick Shepherd (more details below) preached.
Videos from the rest of the annual Readers’ Day are available below, including the AGM and sessions led by Nick Shepherd, Senior Vision and Strategy Consultant for the Church of England. This role is a senior post in the National Church, to inspire the whole people of God to play their part in a renewed Church, active in God’s mission across all sectors of our society and in all communities. Nick is a regular speaker at conferences and events on discipleship, leadership and mission, as well as in areas of academic practical theology. Nick is a Reader in the Church of England.