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Lay Ministry Training

Courses are offered in the diocese to lay people training for ministries that are licensed by the bishop, or awarded a certificate by the bishop on completion. 

Current licensed lay ministry students can Log In for additional information using the box on the right. Their course dates are listed in the Events Calendar, also on the right (click on MORE EVENTS to see the full list).

Find out more about exploring a vocation to lay ministry on our Called to ministry page.

Reader and LLM training

Training for licensed lay ministry takes place on the Lay Ministry Course (LMC). This is a part-time programme of training over two years for Lay Ministers, three years for Readers. It involves a core foundational module, residential weekends, practical modules for each ministry, and makes use of the Living Faith modules.

Follow this link to download a booklet about Training for Licensed Lay Ministry (pdf)

For more about any of the ministries, visit these pages on our website: 

Cost of the training to the parish is £220 per student per year. This is invoiced annually and directly from the Peterborough Office to the parish or benefice.

Certificate in Children's Ministry

The Certificate in Children’s Ministry (CCM) is a course for church-based children’s workers to develop in knowledge and skill, through training sessions and practical challenges in their own context. For further information please contact Lesley-Anne Marriott on 01604 887048



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