There are five authorised ministries in the Diocese of Salisbury.
Lay Worship Leaders are commissioned to assist in planning and leading worship in the parishes where they live.
Lay Pastoral Assistants are commissioned to engage in pastoral ministry on behalf of the local church, working as part of a team of clergy and lay people.
Licenced Lay Ministers (also known as Readers) are licensed by the Bishop for a preaching and teaching ministry in the parishes where they live or work.
Ordained Ministry – priests and deacons are ordained by the Church to lead local churches and share responsibility in pastoral care for everyone living in the parishes where they serve.
Commissioned Lay Pioneers – are trained and authorised to gather people into new expressions of Christian Community. They have a sense of calling to mission outside the regular church structures
If you think God may be calling you to one of these ministries, come along to a Vocation Enquiry Day – you can find information about our next one on our Events Page