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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 these licensed lay ministries takes place on the Lay Ministry Course (LMC). This is a part-time programme of training over two years for LLMs, three years for Readers. It involves a core foundational module, practical modules for each particular 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 the three ministries, visit these pages on our website: 

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

Children's Ministry Certificate

The Children’s Ministry Certificate (CMC) is a year-long course for church-based children’s workers to develop in knowledge and skills, through training sessions and practical challenges in your own context. 

Come along with your Priest or Team Leader and a group from your church to the Taster Evening on 10th September. Register your place here


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Additional information for trainees.