Readers are men and women of all ages in the Church of England, from all walks of life, who are called by God, theologically trained and licensed by the Church to preach, teach, lead worship and assist in pastoral, evangelistic and liturgical work.
There are over 200 licensed Readers in the Diocese of Rochester. They have all had their call to serve God tested through a process of selection, followed by a period of training in their spare time. They have been admitted to the office of a Reader and licensed to serve in a parish, or sometimes to a chaplaincy or school, by the Bishop.
In addition, in this Diocese there are around 100 who are over 70 and have the Bishop’s Permission to Officiate.
|Warden of Readers
Tel: 01634 560000
To contact the Deputy Wardens below please call the Formation and Ministry Department at the Diocesan Office on 01634 560000.
Deputy Warden of Readers - Bromley & Bexley Archdeaconry
Deputy Warden of Readers - Rochester Archdeaconry
Deputy Warden of Readers - Tonbridge Archdeaconry