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This page provides resources for practising Readers in the Birmingham Diocese. On the left, you will find key documents relating to Reader ministry. On the right are links to websites which Readers have found useful. Most documents for download are in PDF format. If you know of a resource to which you would like us to provide a link here, please let us know.

The Readers' Working Agreement

Updated January 2012

This outline Working Agreement may be useful to a Reader and Incumbent or Lead Chaplain in giving clarity to roles and responsibilities. It is available in PDF format.

Regulations Governing Reader Ministry

Updated August 2013

The Bishop's Regulations for Reader Ministry are annotated in each Diocese. These are the Bishop of Birmingham's Regulations.

A Guide for Reader Ministry During a Vacancy

Updated August 2013

When an incumbent or lead chaplain leaves there will often be matters of information and clarification about roles. Here are some guidelines written from experience by Readers. Click here to download.

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