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The Warden of Readers

Has general oversight of Readers. Answerable to the Bishop of Birmingham.

The Revd Canon Catherine Grylls, Vicar, The Church of the Ascension, Stirchley

Secretary to the Readers' Association

Has responsibility for historical records of Readers in the Diocese, for keeping the main database up-to-date and for taking minutes of meetings.

Mike Lynch, Reader, St Philip and St James Church, Hodge Hill

Assistant Wardens of Readers

Sharing responsibility for the pastoral care of Readers around the Diocese and for keeping a focus on Reader support and development in each Deanery. Click on a name to contact.

Aston Deanery : Christine Barnsley
Central Birmingham Deanery : Vacancy
Coleshill Deanery : Paul Raymer
Edgbaston Deanery : Ross Hayes
Handsworth Deanery : Peter Conabeer
Kings Norton Deanery : Fay Fearon
Moseley Deanery : Vacancy
Polesworth Deanery : Carolyn Baker
Shirley Deanery : Kath Hawker
Solihull Deanery : Vacancy
Sutton Coldfield Deanery : Sheila Richmond
Warley Deanery : Jill Macdonald
Yardley and Bordesley Deanery : Bill Turner

Initial Reader Training Secretary

Application forms. Organisation of the selection day.

Ian Crockford

Director of Reader Training

Oversees and directs all Reader training in the Diocese.

The Revd Liz Howlett, The Bishop's Adviser for Lay Adult Education and Training.

Co-ordinator of NEXT

Organises the programme of post-licensing training for Readers in the first 18 months after licensing.

The Revd Canon Helen Hingley, Vicar, St Bernard's Church, Hamstead.

Reader Engagement Secretary

The contact for those wishing to book a Reader to take services.

Peter Conabeer, Reader, St Matthew's Church, Perry Beeches

Co-ordinator of the Readers' Association Website

Updates the programme of events and ensures details are accurate on the Readers' Website.

Sue Dilworth, Reader, Church of St Mary the Virgin, Temple Balsall.

Honorary Treasurer to the Readers’ Association

Maintains the accounts held by the Birmingham Readers' Association.

Mrs Chris Dunbar, Parish Administrator and Honorary Treasurer, St Peter’s Church, Hall Green

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