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Readers are licensed after years of work

Stephen Fletcher and Grahame Senior with the Bishop of Hertford at their licensing as Readers for the Diocese of St Albans. Photo: Arun Kataria

Stephen Fletcher and Grahame Senior with the Bishop of Hertford at their licensing as Readers for the Diocese of St Albans. Photo: Arun Kataria

Two Dacorum churchgoers have been licensed as Readers for the Diocese of St Albans.

Stephen Fletcher, of Sunnyside with Bourne End Parish, and Grahame Senior of Tring Team Parish, were among those to receive the honour at St Albans Abbey on Sunday, July 6.

The Diocese of St Albans comprises the communities, towns and villages in both Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

The pair take up the postfollowing three years of study with the Eastern Region Ministry Course, and will now be taking up their responsibilities in their respective parishes.

According to the Diocese, Readers are lay people in the Church of England, from all walks of life, who are called by God, theologically trained and licensed by the Church.

Their role involves preaching, teaching, leading worship and assisting in pastoral, evangelistic and liturgical work.

A total of 13 people were licenced as Readers on the day byBishop Paul Bayes of Hertford.

 

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