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
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.