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Letters from 4 to 10 December 2006

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Who shall review the reviewers?

At the instigation of a reader in General Synod, that body effectively approved a review of reader ministry, which it requested the Archbishops' Council to conduct.

The Committee for Ministry of the Council of Bishops has appointed a review group for this purpose.
When I look at the composition of the review group I am surprised to see that of its 8 members the chairman is the current chairman of the Central Readers Council, 2 are diocesan wardens of readers, 1 (the secretary to the group)is secretary to the Central Readers Council 1 is Director of the Ministry Division and another is involved in central lay leadership.

So to take forward lay ministry in the church the Committee for Ministry of the House of Bishops has selected in a committee of 8, 6 people who have been involved in its present worrying siuation.
This body of the great and good after being formed for 4 months has now circulated to readers an anodyne questionnaire, which I suggest will not further reader ministry, and which they require being returned within 7-10 days of receipt (admittedly it has been on the Readers Board site since 21.9. but I doubt if most readers enter the site).

Reader ministry RIP.

Adrian Collier
Holy Trinity Redhill (Southwark Diocese)
Reigate, Surrey, UK
6 December 2006

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