St Michael & All Angels

Sharing God's Love


New Readers in the Diocese of Canterbury 2019


On Sunday 22 September 2019 a service celebrating our Readers was held at Canterbury Cathedral.

Admissions, welcoming, licensing and the relicensing of people from across the diocese was held as well as the commissioning of two Anna Chaplains.

Our new Readers are from the Guernsey, West Bridge, Weald, Dover and Ashford deaneries.

Nigel Collins, Warden of Readers, said: “Our annual service gives praise for our 200 active Readers who serve across the diocese and celebrates and supports those who join us in ministry.

“They play a vital role in our churches and communities; leading worship, teaching and preaching.

“Readers hail from all walks of life and so are able to really engage in their communities with their pastoral work.”

Our own, Sarah Emanuel, was among those licensed and admitted at this service 

Sarah at her licensing