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Ministers of the Word

Lay Ministers play a vital role in supporting the priests in bringing Jesus Christ to the parish community through the Word of God and and in his presence in the Eucharist.

Ministers of the Word are lay people called by God through the church to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. The reader in any liturgical celebration proclaims the Word of God.

The reader’s task is to proclaim those parts of the Word of God which make way for the Gospel, prepare for it and set the scene so that the Gospel can be heard and take root in the hearts of the community.

In practical terms the reader must prepare well to ensure that the Word is heard, understood and appreciated. Ministers of the Word are the instrument of the personal dialogue between God and His people.
We currently have a group of 40 readers who work on a rota basis.

 If Readers wish to see the following Sunday Reading these are now available on our website beside the Daily & Sunday Readings.