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Received by email 30 March 2020:

The Lay Training and Clergy Development teams have been working hard to create online resources to enable online community and learning opportunities from home through the Digital Learning Platform. We do hope you will find this fruitful:

 I am writing with the good news that following the Reader Review, and as advised in +Nick’s Ad Clerum, Licensed Lay Ministry training recommences in September 2020. To that end, Leeds School of Ministry are now taking applications from candidates for Licensed Lay Ministry (formally Readers) and from any lay-person wishing to study theology at an undergraduate level independently.

 We have attached a document (to access these documents please contact outlining the new processes for enrolling students in time for the term beginning September 2020, as well as the new training pathway, and the relevant application forms.

 We look forward to receiving your applications in due course,

 Best regards

 Jonathan and Hayley

 Archdeacon Jonathan Gough (Warden of Readers)

Rev’d Dr Hayley Matthews (Director of Lay Training)

Rev’d Dr Hayley Matthews

Director of Lay Training

DDI 0113 3530 283

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