Lay Reader Training

Candidates for licensing as Lay Readers must complete one of the training paths below.

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

Lay Reader licenses may be renewed without repeating this training.


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

Path 1

Complete four courses from Latimer Theological Institute. The courses may be taken for credit or audited only.

  • 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

Contact the institution to enroll. Availability of courses varies.

Path 2

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