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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Conference for Readers and Readers in Training

There are still some places left for Readers and Readers in Training to register for the Europe Diocesan Readers' Conference scheduled for this June 15-18 in Cologne, Germany. The theme of the conference is Bearing the Word and an invited panel of speakers and resource persons will focus on different aspects of the ministry of Reader in the Church of England.

  • Nick Clarke (Senior Communications Officer for the Church of England): Communicating the Word in the Modern World
  • The Revd Elaine Labourel (Tutor for Reader Training in the Diocese): Bearing the Word in the Liturgy of the Church
  • The Revd Sara McVane (Assistant Priest, St Andrew's Zurich): Equipping Readers to address conflict in  the Church
  • Dr Clare Amos (World Council of Churches Executive for Inter Religious Dialogue): Reading the Bible and Contemporary Hermeneutics
  • The Revd Dr Paul Collins (Vicar of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne): Prayer and Spirituality, Rooted in the Word.
Daily worship drawing from the rich liturgical traditions, ancient and contemporary, of the Church of England, will undergird the days together. There will be time for sharing experiences and insights with Readers and those in training for this Ministry of the Word from across Europe.

The cost is £360. Licensed Readers in Europe can apply CME grant money towards this. (£150 is allocated per year, per Reader, so two years allocation almost covers the conference cost). Please contact your Archdeacon (or your priest). Readers in Training should also contact their Archdeacon or speak to their priest for grant support information.

The conference has been planned by a team which includes Readers and Readers in Training from the diocese who are aware of the particular joys and challenges of this ministry in Europe. The planning team is pictured below.

To download a registration form click here.

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