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Lay Reader Training Videos

"So you want to be a Lay Reader!"

An Introductory Course for Lay Readers

(The training videos will be uploaded as they become available.)

  Video Supporting Material
1 Introduction  
2 Anglican Ethos

Anglican Communion Website

3 Discernment
4 Biblical Foundations  




Doctrine Supplemental Video


6 Church History  
8 Prayers of the People  
9 Basic Preaching and Sermon Preparation  
10 Spiritual Discipline Rule of Life
11 Decorum  
12 Liturgy  
13 Alternative Worship  


Miscellaneous Resources


1. Online Sermon Resources

2. Lay Readers' Handbook,

3. Tying the Cincture

4. Revised Common Lectionary

5. Make Preparation: Liturgy Planning Notes by Paul Gibson

6. Biblical Pronunciations

7. Servers and Services by Rev'd Aidan Kingsbury, shared with permission


Primary worship texts available for free download

Every week many worship planners spend hours on their computers, researching and formatting liturgical texts for bulletins and screens. To support and facilitate this work, the Anglican Church of Canada's General Synod is now releasing its primary worship texts for free download.
The following texts can now be downloaded as PDFs:

Selected liturgies are also available in French.

The Copyright and Use webpage explains that "texts may be used free of charge by all dioceses, parishes, religious orders, theological colleges, and other entities within the Anglican Church of Canada." The sources of texts must be acknowledged, and commercial use is forbidden. Before using the material, individuals must read the full license agreement