Readers' Resources

The bookReaders' Association Events

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Readers meet on the first Tuesday of the month, usually at Church House, Rotherham (S65 1BL).  Each session runs from 7pm-9pm (with sandwiches, fruit and cakes from 6.15pm).  These events are part of our diocesan Ongoing Ministerial Development for Readers; other Lay Ministers and Clergy for whom they are relevant are also warmly invited to attend. 

Each evening involves further learning in an area of ministry relevant to Readers, led by someone with particular expertise in that area.  Often there is also practice at exegesis based around lectionary readings, providing valuable sermon preparation for those who preach.

Programme of Reader's OMD events

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 sometimes be able to access notes and videos from these sessions - see below.

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Luke for Preachers, Introduction

Handout from an evening of Ongoing Ministerial Development for Readers, Novem...

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Refreshing Morning Prayer

Revd Helen Bent leads an evening of Ongoing Ministerial Development for Readers, October 2017.

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Psalms in Preaching and Worship

Resources from an evening of Ongoing Ministerial Development for Readers, May 2018

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Remembrance not just Nostalgia

Imogen Clout addresses the Sheffield Diocesan Readers' Association.

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Tools for Exegesis

Bill Goodman offers tools and practical guidance for preachers at an evening of Ongoing Ministerial Develo...

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Toolkit for Exegesis

Handout accompanying video of teaching session

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