Becoming an LLM
We are excited that you are considering your call, potentially to become a Licensed Lay Minister (Reader).
The Reader ministry is a very particular calling to a non-sacramental ministry. For those called to sacramental ministry, there are a wide variety of forms of ministry to consider, and these should be discussed in the first place with the Diocesan Vocations Advisor.
What is an LLM?
As the title says, LLMs combine being licensed, Lay and Ministers of the Anglican church. A more detailed explanation of this can be found in the Vision document
You can read about the formal processes involved in presenting yourself as a candidate, and undertaking the necessary training and licensing in chapters 7 to 9 of the ‘LLM (Reader) Guidelines’ and in the document 'Selection Procedure for LLM (Reader) Training'. There are also some useful contacts in the back of these guidelines, and on our Contacts page.
Information about the selection procedure for LLM (Reader) training in the Diocese of Guildford
Training and Application
If you are interested in applying for the training to become a Licensed Lay Minister (Reader) more information and the application forms are available here.