150th anniversary of Reader Ministry

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undefined2016 marks the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Reader ministry in the Church of England. There have been national events, deanery events and then on Saturday, 15 October, a diocesan celebration in the Cathedral. Bishop Libby led the service and gave licences to eight new Readers and a further four who have transferred into parishes in the diocese.

Five Readers became Reader Emeritus, having notched up between them a total of 112 years’ service.  The preacher was the Rt Revd Robert Paterson, Bishop of Sodor & Man and Chair of the Central Readers Council.