Diocese of Manchester

    Our new Authorised Lay Ministers

    Manchester Cathedral played host to another fantastic celebration and commissioning of Authorised Lay Ministers. Lay development and training is something very much at the heart of the diocese and this year saw another bumper batch of 45 ALMs being newly commissioned, alongside who were re-commissioned following their initial authorisation period.

    ALMs came from far and wide to receive the Bishop’s authorisation in their various ministerial areas of youth work, children’s work, mission, community, parish administration, pastoral care, prayer and spirituality, and worship.

    The lay minsters have been sent out to serve their local parish, ministering alongside the wider lay and clergy teams.

    More photos on our Flickr page

    The closing date for 2018 applications is 31 October. New ministry electives will include ecology and creation, and primary school chaplaincy. To find out more, contact Jamie Mackenzie.

The Church of England Diocese of Manchester,
Church House,
90 Deansgate,
Manchester M3 2GH

Manchester DBF Company number 149999, Charity number 249424
Telephone: 0161 828 1400