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Who/What is a Church of England Reader?

Readers are lay people 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. The office of Reader is the only lay ministry in the Church of England which is voluntary, nationally accredited, Episcopally licensed and governed by canon. 

Read about Julie Johnson's personal journey to become a Reader by clicking the "JULIE WRITES" link above.

Julie Johnson's Essays

As part of her training to become a Reader, Julie was required to complete six modules through distance learning on a course run by St John’s Nottingham.  For each of the six modules, Julie had to write 3 essays, making a total of 18. The subjects cover both the Old and New Testaments. Click 'ESSAYS BY JULIE' above to read them all!