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Saturday 29th October 10am to 4pm
Reader Celebration Eastern Region
Ely Cathedral
Come and Celebrate 150 Years of Reader Ministry in the Eastern Region - Dioceses of Ely, Chelmsford, St Albans, St Edmundsbury & Ipswich, Norwich and Peterborough.
Enjoy a day of workshops, sharing ideas, giving thanks and worship. Listen to:
  • Debbie Thrower (Ministry to and by the elderly)
  • Susanne Luther (Biblical view of lay ministry)
  • Rev’d Dave Male (Pioneer Ministry/Fresh Expressions)
  • Rev’d Helen Bent (Leading worship in the 21st century)
  • Rev’d Paul Foster/Daryl Dickenson (Prison Chaplaincy)

    9.30 Registration
    10.00 Speakers first session starts
    11.30 Speakers second session start
    12.30 Lunch break
    14.30 Service of the Word – Preacher Julian Hubbard – Director of Ministry, Ministry Division
    16.00 End

  • Partners/spouses are welcome to the Cathedral service
  • Tea/coffee provided
  • Bring your own lunch
  • Tickets will be allocated to active readers, readers in training and anyone seeking a vocation to this ministry. Spare tickets will be available to partners/spouses.
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  • Over 130 Readers from across the Diocese of Bath & Wells gathered on Saturday 7th October at the Blue School in Wells and later in the Cathedral to celebrate their ministry.
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