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The Reader - Autumn 2019 (07/11/19)

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Reader Ministry around the Church

8th June 2011
Visit to the Maasai in Kenya
In March 2010 I went to the Maasai region of Kenya.
8th June 2011
Bolingbroke Reader works in the Phillipines
In February 2011, a small group of English nurses with an anaesthetist from Boston joined a multi ethnic group of health professionals as volunteers to work in the Philippines.
18th May 2009
An Emmaus Walk
Cliff Harris has for the past 8 years organised, as the evening service at St. Paul's Bedford on the 2nd Sunday of Easter, an "Emmaus Walk".
19th September 2008
CRC Readers' Conference 2008 – Reader Ministry in the Armed Forces
The purpose of the Armed Forces Seminar on the Readers Conference was to convey the varying situations that Armed Forces personnel can find themselves in of which Readers can be one.
22nd May 2007
John Marshall retreats!
A private retreat at CSMV
23rd March 2005
Going into an interregnum
The experiences of a Reader who went into three
1st April 2006
Readers' Video NOW available as DVD!
The "What's in a Name?"video from Monmouth Diocese about Reader Ministry is now available in DVD format. And being lighter and smaller, postage and package is cheaper, making the DVD available for only £6.
5th September 2005
What is it really like training to be a Reader in the Church of England today?
Chris Andrew's experiences of a first year's training.
13th April 2005
Sacred Spaces and Holy Places
Do you have a special "Sacred Space" or "Holy Place"?
26th July 2005
LOM, Reader or ….? Neither fish nor fowl.
In response to Ronnie King's article, one Reader writes:
26th July 2005
The Best Laid Plans
July 3rd. The family service on St. Thomas had gone so well….
25th May 2005
More thoughts on Reader Ministry
Some comments on Ronnie King's article - Recycling Reader Ministry
13th April 2005
An Expansion to Reader Ministry? - The thoughts of one Reader
Ronnie King (Hereford) writes under the heading "Recycling Reader Ministry" about his experiences, particularly in his current rural setting, and his thoughts on possibilities for the future.
5th May 2006
Even more thoughts on Reader Ministry
Some more comments on Ronnie King's article - Recycling Reader Ministry
16th October 2005
Canon Sarah James
Profile of Church Army Board Member and Warden of Readers, Gloucester Diocese


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