Diocese of Portsmouth

Readers (Licensed Lay Ministers)

Readers licensing service 2016

Readers, also known as Licensed Lay Ministers, are lay people, called by God, trained and licensed by the Church, to preach, teach, lead worship and assist in pastoral, evangelistic and liturgical work.

There are around 150 Readers in our Diocese working with clergy and churchgoers in communities across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to take Christ’s love out to those who do not yet know him. Only by working together can we hope to see God’s kingdom realised.

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visit the National Church’s Reader website

Reader Admissions Services

The Reader Admissions & Licensing service is held annually in Portsmouth Cathedral.

The date of the next Reader Admissions Service is: Saturday 13th July 2019 at 5pm