"YSOM has been a fantastic experience as I have really grown in my knowledge of the Bible, the Church and its mission but most importantly in my life as a Christian out in the world. I've loved learning about how my faith and the world work together on issues such as asylum and vegetarianism and make me think more deeply in a Christian Way.
- READER TRAINEE
What is a Reader?
Reader ministry is a public licensed ministry in the Church of England. Through their preaching and teaching and in their pastoral work, Readers help others explore the Gospel message, encourage people to make connections between the church and daily living, and share in the Church’s work of caring for people in Christ’s name.
What do Readers do?
'As a Reader I’ve learned to use gifts I didn’t really know I had – and I’ve helped others grow in the gifts God has given them.’
What kind of person can be a Reader?
Reader ministry is an important part of the life of the Church of England, in parishes of every tradition.
All sorts of people become Readers – of all ages, and from all backgrounds.