Local Lay Ministry


Warden of Local Lay Ministers
Canon Amiel Osmaston

Ministry Development Officer and Warden of Local Lay MInisters
01228 815406   ministry.dev@carlislediocese.org.uk

What is a Local Lay Minister?

Someone who is called by God, trained, and commissioned by the Bishop to exercise a particular ministry within their parish/benefice on behalf of their local church.

Each Local Lay Minister has a unique and specific role, which depends on their gifts and the needs of the parish. It generally involves leadership responsibility for some aspect of th church’s work – perhaps pastoral, organisational or mission-focussed.   (Often the person is already doing this, but would benefit from training and public authorisation).

Local Lay Ministers are put forward by their Vicar and PCC, to be trained on a tailor-made diocesan programme.


Local Lay Ministry Training AgreementLocal Lay Ministry Training Agreement
File size  50kb    File date 23 Apr 2014
Ministry AgreementMinistry Agreement
File size  39kb    File date 23 Apr 2014