To be licensed as a Lay Reader by the bishop, a layman must meet the specified requirements.

Additionally, the following training is mandatory. Each of the three areas must be completed.


Candidates for licensing in 2023 must at least begin the following training.

Candidates for licensing in 2024 must have completed the following training.

Complete four courses from Latimer Theological Institute:

  • BIB420 – Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB421 – Introduction to the New Testament
  • THE540 – Introduction to the Articles of Religion
  • ANG450 – Use of the Book of Common Prayer

Candidates must contact Latimer directly to enroll in these courses.

Past training or equivalent courses from other sources may be substituted on a case-by-case basis when approved by the bishop. Contact the bishop for more details.

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