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Occasional ​Preachers and Worship Leaders

Occasional Preachers

Occasional Preachers are people who have undergone a course of preparation (​8 evenings or 3 Saturdays) and who have the Bishop's permission to preach up to 5 times a year in their own benefice under the guidance of the incumbent.

The ​training has been popular with a wide range of people and parishes and appeals particularly to those involved with Children's and Families' services as well as Youth workers.

The ​next course will take place in Guildford over three Saturdays: 20th May, 17th June and 8th July 2017.  The sessions will run from 9.30 until 4pm and it will be important to attend all three days.

All applicants must have the support of their vicar and PCC.  To apply please complete the online form for individual applicants and ask your vicar to complete the form for incumbents.  Click on the links below.

Bishop's Paper

This paper gives a rationale for ministry and training and should be read before completing the Occasional Preacher Training Application Form.....
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Occasional Preacher Training Application Form (Incumbent)

This form is to be completed by the incumbent.....
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Occasional Preachers Course Application Form

This form is to be completed by the individual applicant.....
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Leading Worship

If you lead, or share in leading worship, are part of a planning team in your parish or work with others enabling them to lead or design worship the Leading Worship course might be for you.

Over 8 evening sessions you will learn about the biblical and theological meaning of worship and develop a growing awareness of some of the tools and resources available to help in planning and leading worship.  Running through all the sessions is a practical thread - developing skills and gifts and learning how to serve the congregations within which we minister; growing in confidence.

The next course runs weekly on Wednesday evenings from 20th September until 22 November 2017, (no sessions on 18th or 25th October) teaching is from 7.45 until 9.45pm.  The venue is St John's Church, Stoke Road, Guildford. GU1 1HB

All applicants must have the support of their vicar and PCC.  To apply please complete the online form for individual applicants and ask your vicar to complete the form for incumbents.  Click on the links below.

Leading Worship Training Application Form

This form is to be completed by the individual applicant
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Leading Worship Training Application Form (Incumbent)

This form is to be completed by the incumbent
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Communion Assistants

Assisting with the distribution of Holy Communion is a ministry very much to be valued in each local setting. Over the last few years we have established a pattern of training for new Communion Assistants which has benefited from being thoroughly inclusive and practical.

For information about this training and other practical workshops ​go to Enriching Worship.

Louise Redfern-web-pic Louise Redfern

PA and Team Administrator

louise.redfern@cofeguildford.org.uk

01483 790320

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:2

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