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Lay Worship Leaders course – Cirencester Deanery – Spring 2023

Wednesday February 8, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

This course from the Diocese of Gloucester gives lay people formal training before gaining permission to lead Services of the Word and all-age worship, usually where they worship on a regular basis. They become part of the ministry team, are enablers of ministry, and can offer a Sunday service where otherwise there may not be one.

We will look at the basics of being a leader of public worship in a church, how Anglican liturgy works, the place of music in worship, the importance of all-age worship, and how to structure and deliver a short Bible talk. There will be plenty of practical work, as well as theory, to give everyone confidence upfront.

You will need the agreement of your incumbent and PCC to attend this course and be willing to undertake safeguarding training. Participants will have to complete each session.



Wednesday 8 February 7.30pm – 9pm Understanding the pattern
Wednesday 15 February 7.30pm – 9pm Leading a Service of the Word
Wednesday 1 March 7.30pm – 9pm Practical skills
Saturday 4 March 9.30am – 12.30pm Children and all-age worship
Wednesday 8 March 7.30pm – 9pm Music in worship
Wednesday 15 March 7.30pm – 9pm Giving a Bible talk

Venue for all sessions:  The Parish Forum, Market Place, Cirencester GL7 2NH (at the back of the Parish Church)  

This course is now fully booked. If you are interested in future Worship Leaders courses across the diocese then please complete the registration of interest form here.


Wednesday February 8
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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The Parish Forum, Market Place, Cirencester GL7 2NH (at back of the Parish Church)
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