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martinA message from the Reverend Canon Catherine Grylls, Warden of Readers.

Welcome to what remains of the Birmingham Readers' Association website. If you would like to visit our new home on the web, click here.

Readers in the Diocese of Birmingham minister in a variety of different situations from parish to workplace chaplaincy, and bring an extraordinary range of gifts into ministry in Christ's name: preaching the Gospel, leading study groups, assisting in pastoral ministry, connecting a world of work and social need with our worship, drawing on insights from daily life and many realms of experience.

Over 200 Readers are licensed by the Bishop in this Diocese for a ministry of preaching and teaching in a pastoral context. Bishop David Urquhart is a strong supporter of Reader ministry and values the ways in which Readers help the church to be aware of God's mission and to demonstrate God's transforming power in the world. We are keen to develop Reader ministry among all age groups and with people from as broad an experience of life as is truly representative of Birmingham and the surrounding region.

transformingSovereign God, in Christ you make all things new. Clothe us with power from on high, that with generous lives and hearts on fire we might work with you to grow your church and transform your world. To you be glory through Jesus our Lord.


End of an Era

This website is no longer active and is not being updated.

Please follow this link to find up-to-date information about Reader ministry in the Diocese of Birmingham.

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