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When the Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to his people, and Christ, present in his own word, proclaims the Gospel. 

General Instruction of the Roman Missal, 29

Outline of the Diocesan Readers' Workshops

Workshop 1

  • Introduction to the Liturgy (1 hour)

  • Reading the Word with clarity and conviction with group work (2 hours)

Workshop 2

  • Introduction to the Bible (80 minutes)

  • Preparing the Sunday Readings with group work (50 minutes)

  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (30 minutes)

  • Commissioning, with award of Diocesan Recognitio (20 minutes)

The next Workshops will be happening in the following Locations: ​​​

  • Reading

English Martyrs Parish, 64 Liebenrood Road, Reading, Berks RG30 2EB
 

Workshop 1: 2nd May, 10 am to 1 pm (arrival from 9.30 am) - Workshop postponed until further notice

Workshop 2: 9th May, 10 am to 1 pm (arrival from 9.30 am) - Workshop postponed until further notice

  • Abingdon

Our Lady and St Edmund Church

1 Radley Road, Abingdon, OX14 3PL

Workshop 1: 12th September, 10 am to 1 pm (arrival from 9.30 am)

Workshop 2: 19th September, 10 am to 1 pm (arrival from 9.30 am)

  • Bracknell

St Joseph and St Margaret Clitherow

39 Braccan Walk, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1BE​

Workshop 1: 17th October, 10 am to 1 pm (arrival from 9.30 am)

Workshop 2: 24th October, 10 am to 1 pm (arrival from 9.30 am)

  • Southampton City Centre Parish

St Edmund's church hall

14 Rockstone Place, Southampton, SO15 2EQ

Workshop 1: 14th November, 10 am to 1 pm (arrival from 9.30 am)

Workshop 2: 21st November, 10 am to 1 pm (arrival from 9.30 am)