Lay ministry celebration set for next month

First published on: 18th September 2021

A celebratory service honouring lay ministry in our Diocese will take place in October.

The aim of the service is to affirm, commission, pray for and send out all lay ministers including Authorised Lay Ministers, Anna Chaplains, Pioneers, Readers, Children and Youth workers, Church Wardens, and anyone else who recognises their call to discipleship, both inside and outside church buildings and in their everyday lives.

The service, led by Bishop Mark and Nic Denyer, the Diocese’s Lay Ministry Development Officer, will be joyful, truly collaborative and informal, with lay people across the Diocese telling their stories, reading Scripture and leading prayers – no robing is required.

There will be refreshments after the service, as well as a chance to connect with each other.

The service will take place at Newcastle Cathedral on Sunday 10 October at 6.30pm and will also be live streamed via the cathedral’s Youtube channel.


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