LLM Banner 3

LLM Training and Application


There are many people who can help you consider this step, before presenting yourself as a candidate. Your incumbent, other Readers, your housegroup leader, and others who know you well should be able to make helpful observations. You will need the recommendation of your incumbent and PCC to undertake the training, so it is important to gain their support. The Warden of Readers and the Principal of the Local Ministry Programme (LMP) are also very willing to help. You should also consider the time that will be required to undertake the initial training.

Steve Summers staff Steve Summers

Principal of the Local Ministry Programme (LMP)


01483 790319

Jane Hiley Jane Hiley

Warden of Licensed Lay Ministers


01372 273095

Juliet Evans Juliet Evans

Interim Stewardship Advisor


01483 484923

Local Ministry Programme - Licensed Lay Ministry (Reader) Training

Information on LLM (Reader) training, including a course booklet
View >>


When you are ready, you should complete the application form and other documentation (below), or which can be obtained from the Candidates Secretary of the LLM (Reader)s’ Board. Eventually this should result in your being called to a meeting with a Selection ​Panel.
Following the selection meeting, the panel makes its recommendations to the Bishop. With the Bishop’s approval and a satisfactory DBS (formerly CRB) process conducted, you will be ready to begin training at the start of the next academic year in September.

We wish you every blessing as you seek to discern your calling to ministry.

Ruth Foxcroft Ruth Foxcroft

Candidates' Secretary


01372 811954

Application Form for Reader Training

Application Form to be completed by a candidate for LLM (Reader) Training in the Diocese of Guildford
View >>

SAFEGUARDING The Diocese does not tolerate abuse of any kind. Enquiries
YOUR DATA PRIVACY View the diocesan general privacy notice and data protection policy.

Then afterward
    I will pour out my spirit on all flesh;
your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
    your old men shall dream dreams,
    and your young men shall see visions.

Joel 2:28

© Copyright Diocese of Guildford 2014 – All rights reserved.