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HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, to Attend Ascension Day Service
We can now announce that HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Patron of the Central Readers’ Council, will attend the service of thanksgiving for 150 years of Reader ministry on Ascension Day at All Souls, Langham Place.
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Suffering with Christ
A collective exploration of Lent with the Readers of Peterborough Diocese
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De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Saturday 16th July 2016
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Readers are lay people, called by God, trained and licensed by the Church to preach, teach, lead worship and assist in pastoral, evangelistic and liturgical work.
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Central Readers' Council AGM 2016 - Chair's Address (20/04/16)

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