Learning For Lay Ministry
The church has many forms of locally authorised lay ministry. In the links from this page you will find resources for Lay Worship Assistants, Pastoral Assistants, and other forms of lay ministry.
Authorised Worship Assistants
Further information about AWAs can be found by following the link on the left, or clicking here.
Is your church looking to refresh the intercessions within in your worship, or do you want to develop your existing team of intercessors with some new colleagues?
A team of theologically trained and experienced volunteers form the diocese are offering to provide training for groups of intercessors from your parish, or benefice or group of churches.
For a conversation about this with a local member of the team, please contact Liz Dawes on
Lay Pastoral Visitors
Being locally authorised by parishes, there is a wide variety of styles of ministry that Lay Pastoral Assistants exercise. Each Pastoral Assisant will bring bring their own skills and interests to such a calling.
Further information about general listening skills for all church members and Lay Pastoral Visitor Training can be found from links on the left or here.
Some valuable resources may be found from a previous diocesan event called 'Wounds that Heal'
Small Group Facilitators
Small Groups have an importat place in fostering discipleship, whether as an occasional group or as a small discipleship Community. For training for leaders, Please see on the left, or here
Further information for church musicians can be found by following the link on the left, or clicking here.
Saint John's Nottingham offer a Course,. Please see the lionk on the left.
NB: Supervision for Lay Ministry
All Licenced Ministries are licenced by the Bishop. All Authorised Ministers should be appointed by the Incumbent, with the agreement of the Benefice or Parish (minuted by the Church Council). All such ministries should have a Working Agreement and be supervised. Please see Diocesan GUidenlines here