About Minsters of the Word

What does a Reader/Minister of the Word do?

The reader proclaims, reads aloud the assigned reading for this day…so that all of the congregation might hear God’s word;

The reader draws us into the message that is being given to us at this time. The reader acts as an instrument for God’s message and they are called to communicate this message to others.

The reader is comfortable with the text, becoming familiar with it and coming to know it as God’s word for them and for others.

The reader is comfortable with communicating with others – they are called to tell the Good News to those who are gathered;

Depending on the time of the year or the day of the week, the reader may read from the Old Testament or the New Testament, may read the Psalm and may also be asked to read the Prayer of the Faithful.

If you would like to become a minster of the word, please contact a member of the Pastoral Council


Anne Campbell

Marguerite Laverty