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Resolution 90 - Ministries and Manpower - The Office of Reader

Resolution 90

Ministries and Manpower - The Office of Reader

The Conference, gratefully recognising the value of the lay ministry (ie. sub-deacon, reader, and catechist), whether stipendiary or voluntary, is of the opinion that it should be controlled and directed 

  1. by admission to office by the bishop or his deputy, and 
  2. by the bishop's formal licence.

The Conference is of opinion that the work of these ministries should be described as an office, not an order, nor should the office be deemed to possess the character of indelibility. The Conference urges the importance of adequate training and examination before admission to office.