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Sunday 16th December


San Pedro 10am

Nine Lessons and Carols


Sotogrande Midday Methodist Worship

Nine lessons and carols

Sotogrande, Friday 14th Dec 7.30

Training to be a Congregational Worship Leader

 

At the Chaplaincy Council in September 2017 there was a discussion about training worship leaders, and some interest was shown in this happening in our Chaplaincy. 

Leading worship is one of the greatest privileges in the church.  It is exciting and God's prompting and calling moves people in the church to respond to this.  A worship leader may work with the Chaplain, locum or reader to prepare and share worship with the congregation at either church.  Worship leaders are authorised to lead Morning or Evening Prayer or Services of the Word.  After the (relatively short) training, worship leaders are authorised by the Archdeacon for a period of three years, renewable.

They are not authorised to preach, but may read sermons prepared by, for example, the Chaplain.  They cannot take funerals, weddings, baptisms or the Eucharist, but can participate in all these in the presence of an authorised person.

The training for a new congregational worship leader is conducted by the Chaplain, and covers the following areas:
 

a.  The nature of public worship in the Church of England
b.  Voice production and liturgical presence
c.  The lectionary and Church Year
d.  The liturgical resources of the Church of England: The Book of Common Prayer and Common Worship
e.  Principles and guidelines for celebrating Liturgies of the Word
f.   Writing and leading intercessions

 

Worship leading may be the first step to reader ministry or may be part of God's calling to be a priest.

If you think you may be being called to this ministry, please speak to the Chaplain.

I hope to provide this training over a six week period before Christmas 2017.

Diocesan Policy document  Archdeacon permission request