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, a Ministry Area Development Team has been established to help 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.