Formerly known as Lay Readers, the terminology was formally adopted at Diocesan Synod in May 2019 with amendments to Canon 27.

The ministry of a Licensed Lay Minister is indeed work that is inspired and graced by the Holy Spirit.  It is a good work, providing an invaluable service in the day-to-day life of a parish -- in the liturgy, in pastoral care, and in outreach to the community; a ministry to which we should continually give thanks and offer intercession. Visit the Licensed Lay Ministers' Association web site for more information, including the latest issue of the DIAKONIA.

 Training videos are available from their website at:  


Forms, Handbook and other Documents

  • Available from the Association website under Documents


Commonly sought information:

  • Purple is the colour of a Licensed Lay Minister's ribbon
  • Blue is the colour worn by a Lay Minister-in-training