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Types of Licensed Lay Ministry

There are various different kinds of licensed lay ministry in the Diocese of Peterborough.


Lay Pastoral Ministry

Do you have a heart for people and feel you could take a leading role in co-ordinating pastoral care in your parish? 

Find out more about Lay Pastoral Ministry

Licensed Evangelist

Do you long for others to encounter God through a mission shaped church? Could you be the grit in the oyster to challenge others to capture this vision?

Find out more about the ministry of a Licensed Evangelist


Do you have the gifts to train as a Reader, to preach and to lead worship and teaching groups?  

Find out more about Reader ministry

Children’s Worker

Do you value the presence of children in the church and want to help them develop their faith and understanding? 

Find out more about the Certificate in Children's Ministry

Lay Worship Leader

Could you lead non-eucharistic worship within your benefice under the supervision of your incumbent? Perhaps you already do, this but would benefit from some more training.  

Find out more about the Lay Worship Leader's Certificate