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Monthly training evenings are often arranged at Church House, Rotherham. The evening starts with a study of the readings set in the lectionary for the following Sunday. This will give attendees some practice at exegesis and, for those who are preaching, provide valuable sermon preparation. The second part of the evening will be a talk on a topic of particular interest to Readers.

Each Reader is expected to attend at least two of these sessions in the year in addition to other training/learning.  If you cannot attend, you will be able to access notes and a recording of the talk from our website.  As an example, topics previously covered are as follows: Talking to Muslims about Jesus - finding common ground and fruitful understanding; Godly Play - not just for children

See below for videos of sessions:

  1. 16 Nov 2015 - Making Remembrance more than just Nostalgia - Imogen Clout addresses the Sheffield Diocesan Readers' Association on the subject of Remembrance.
  2. 5 Sept 2017 - Tools for Exegesis.  Revd Dr Bill Goodman, Assistant Principal for St Peter's College and Director of Ongoing Ministerial Development speaks to the gathering of Readers.  Use this accompanying worksheet alongside the video.

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Readers' Association - Remembrance not just Nostalgia

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Tools for Exegesis

Practical guidance for preachers. Bill Goodman offers tools to Readers at their monthly gathering (Sept 20...

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Refreshing Morning Prayer

Diocese of Sheffield Readers' Gathering 3rd October 2017 recorded for St Peter's College. Revd Helen Bent ...

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