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Lifelong Learning

Supporting mission and ministry across the Diocese

The Lifelong Learning Team support, maintain and develop ministry and discipleship among ordained and lay people.

Learning for ministry doesn’t stop with authorisation, licensing or ordination.  As the Lifelong Learning Team, we seek to form lay and ordained ministers so that they can be enablers of others as together we serve the mission of God to the whole of life.

Meet the team

An introduction to the team supporting lay and ordained ministry

The Deepening Discipleship Project

An accompanied learning community for ministry discernment and formation.

The Deepening Discipleship Project supports the growth and development of the ministry of God’s people in local churches across our Diocese. This learning community is the first step for those who are interested in developing their ministry and would like to explore their calling to either:

Licensed Lay Minister (Reader)

Authorised Lay Minister

The programme will be delivered across ten months through:

  • Local practical work, mentored in context
  • Online reflection sessions

The second cohort, which began in January 2024, is now full. If you would like to express your interest in further cohorts please contact Aimee below:

Aimee Byrd

Diocesan Office Admin Support

01904 699500

Transforming Ministry

The website of the Central Readers’ Council