New Lay Ministers Licensed
13th Oct 2020
10 new Licensed Lay Ministers (LLMs) were licenced by the Right Reverend Peter Hill, the Acting Bishop of Chelmsford and the Bishop of Barking, at our socially distanced Celebration of Lay Ministry service at Chelmsford Cathedral on Saturday 10 October.
The service was livestreamed to enable people to join the service online.
The guest preacher at the service was Carrie Myers, Lay Ministry Officer for the Church of England. Carrie helps to champion and celebrate lay ministries, coordinate work nationally and support dioceses in growing vocations, providing training and sharing ideas, inspiration and best practice. she and has been a licensed Reader in the Diocese of Southwark since 2013.
Carrie gave a talk to the new LLMs which will also be added to the Chelmsford Cathedral YouTube channel after the service.
Caroline Harding, Lay Ministry Adviser for the diocese, who oversees the discernment for lay ministers, said:
Congratulations to all our new LLMs who have heard God’s call. May they be blessed and be a blessing to all whom they serve in their future ministry”
LLMs are theologically trained church leaders. Their role is to work alongside ordained ministers to teach and encourage discipleship.
Our new LLMs
The images below are of our 10 new LLMs at Chelmsford Cathedral before their licensing with the Right Reverend Peter Hill, Acting Bishop of Chelmsford.
Keith Bone - St Paul's East Ham
Keziah Jimoh - Great Ilford
Gail Hughes - St Laurence, Blackmore
Bill Miller - St Mary, Becontree (to be licensed as a Lay Worker)
Jenny Pratt - St Leonard's Southminster
Anne Heath - St Mary's, Great Baddow
Phil Horscroft - Pitsea with Nevendon
Emma Doe - Wickford & Runwell Team Ministry
Mike Trickner - St Andrew's, Wickford
Brain Meads - St Peter ad vincula, Coggeshall
Garry Paxton - The Hedinghams and Upper Colne
- To watch the video of the service, visit the Chelmsford Cathedral YouTube Channel
- Photos from the service can also be viewed on the Diocese of Chelmsford Facebook Page
- Feeling inspired by our new LLMs? discover more about lay ministries in the Church of England at www.chelmsford.anglican.org/vocations.