Readers

Readers are lay people  – women and men – in the Church of Ireland, from all walks of life, who are called by God, theologically trained and licensed by the Church to preach, teach, lead worship and assist in pastoral, evangelistic and liturgical work.

The office of Reader, governed by Canon 35, is a lay ministry which is voluntary and nationally accredited.  Readers are licensed by the Bishop.

The Readers of the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross with the Bishop (Photo: Neil Danton)

The Readers of the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross with the Bishop (Photo: Neil Danton)

The Readers currently licensed in Cork, Cloyne and Ross are:

Emmanuel Adebisi *

Wilfred Baker

David Bourne *

Helen Burke

Alan Clohessy

Andrew Coleman *

Gordon Coombes

Owen Daunt

Sandra Dukelow

Averil Gubbins

Dr Kieran Hogan

Alan Howe *

Ann Hunt

Dr Tim Jackson

Sam Jennings *

Derek Johnston *

Michael Kenning

Lynn McAdam O’Connell

Thomas Meegan

Marie Norton

Ted Rea

Keith Roberts

Dr Richard Scriven

Karl Tyrrell

Pamela Wood

Dr Simon Woodworth

Those marked * have undertaken additional training and are authorised, with the permission of the Bishop and when requested to do so, to conduct a Service of Holy Communion by Extension.