The Ministry Team co-ordinates and develops all forms of licensed, lay and ordained ministries within the Diocese.
As the Diocese moves from Parishes to Local Ministry Areas, the Ministry Area Development Team has been helping to smooth the path from the old to the new.
FELLOWSHIP OF VOCATION
FoV was established to provide a meeting point for those who feel called by God but are not sure to what.yet wish to explore further.
Worship Leaders are lay ministers who assist with services in a number of ways – but they are not licensed to preach. So the Ministry Team is publishing weekly Homilies based on the Bible readings for each Sunday, written by those who hold a licence. They are freely available for use in place of a sermon, or simply to help congregations engage with the Scripture
Opportunities for Christian Ministry in the Diocese:
The Ministry Team has prepared a series of leaflets describing the different types of ministry, available to download here in English and Welsh.
Lay Reader: exercises a ministry of preaching and teaching within the context of worship, often non-Eucharistic. They are also able to extend this ministry in other ways as their context allows. Some Readers are also authorised to conduct funerals, following appropriate selection and training
Eucharistic Assistant: helps with the distribution of Holy Communion during the celebration of the Eucharist, also known as the Lord’s Supper.
Pastoral Eucharistic Assistant: takes the sacrament of Holy Communion to those who are ill at home or elsewhere, e.g. you might be asked to lead a service for people in a home for the elderly.
Pastoral Assistant; assists the ministry in the parishes in many ways – visiting, listening, organising events for different groups, offering practical help in various ways.
Non-stipendiary Minister (Local) is deeply rooted in his/her churches and communities and called to work as an ordained priest in that place with those people
Worship Leader: assists with the worship services in the church building or elsewhere.