This week nine candidates from across the diocese were licensed and admitted as Licensed Lay Ministers (LLMs). The service took place at St Cyprian’s, Glentworth Street, and was led by Sarah Mullally, the Bishop of London.

Please keep the candidates in your prayers as they embark on this next stage of their ministry.

From left to right in the photo above:

Jack Highton, St George Bloomsbury

Petter Kringberg, St Thomas Kensal Town

Simon Sheldon, St Nicholas Shepperton

Sue Stamper-Iveson, All Souls Langham Place

(The Bishop of London)

May Thomas, All Hallows North Greenford

Sarah Fagg, St Mary Islington

Carol Noel, St John’s Southall

David Stankiewicz, St Alphage Burnt Oak

Karis Carson, HMP Pentonville

Licensed Lay Ministers are the equivalent to what was previously known as a Reader. The term LLM came about in order to broaden out the areas of ministry, beyond the activities typically associated with Readers. LLMs can be involved in many different aspects of the life of the church, including adult education, small group work, mission and evangelism, pastoral ministry, youth and children’s ministry, workplace ministry, chaplaincy, and more. Click here to find out more about LLMs.