Are you a Chaplain in a school, prison or other institution? Do you have experience of conducting home communion? Any other experience with ministry outside the church building?
As part of the post-licensing training programme for Readers who received their licenses last year, we are hoping to benefit from the wisdom of Readers who have experience of ministry outside the church building. This might be especially in administering Holy Communion or in conducting other services with those who, for whatever reason, are unable to attend services in a church building — but it is not necessarily confined to those things.
On Saturday January 30th we will be holding a Zoom conference as part of the programme, and we hope to include this subject from around 2.00 to 3.00pm. Anyone participating may stay online for just ten minutes or so, or for the whole afternoon — which will end around 3.30 with Evening Prayer or some other suitable service. It is likely to shape up as a fairly informal sharing session, where Readers experienced in this area speak about sound practice, and answer questions from those on the training programme.
There is a wealth of experience and wisdom among Readers in our diocese; so Jim and I hope we will have several volunteers.
Please respond by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Reader in the Parish of St Illogan. Director of Post-Licensing Reader Training)