Meet our new readers

Twelve new Readers were licensed this weekend at a service at Liverpool Cathedral.

Twelve new Readers were licensed last weekend at a service at Liverpool Cathedral. Our new Readers, and the parishes they will go to are:

Edith Sinjakli - Maghull and Melling Team

Gillian Beardwood - Crosby St Luke

Janice Farrell - Hale St Mary

Stephen Farrell - Hale St Mary

Polly Glenn - Netherton St Oswald

Ray Glenn - Netherton St Oswald

Gillian Hughes - Kirkdale St Lawrence and St Paul

Dr Jonathan Lock - Aughton Christ Church

Clare Moss - Widnes Deanery

Paula O'Shaughnessy - Great Crosby St Faith and Waterloo St Mary

Sandy Pownall - Netherton St Oswald

John Boyes - Bootle Team

Please pray for them in their new ministry.

To find out more about Reader Ministry please contact
Warden of Readers
Jean Todd:


What does it mean to be a Reader?

Being a Reader takes three years of study and is an important part of the work of the Church of England. Readers are involved in many types of church work including teaching, preaching, leading certain services and helping the local vicar with the worship at the church. 

Readers are very often in work and as active members of the community bring a fresh perspective to the local church. For some, it is the first step to ordination
The Diocese of Liverpool is one of the leading dioceses in the country for the support and development of Readers, with over 280 carrying out an active ministry. These take a variety of forms including a reader who is Chaplain to Liverpool John Lennon Airport and others who are chaplains in prisons or who run churches in schools.