Lay Readers

Cathy and Jackie Lay ReadersLay Readers in the Church of England are not ordained but are lay members of the church, who after some years’ training, are licensed to preach, assist in worship and undertake many pastoral duties.


Cathy Dallman
has been a lay reader at Christ Church for many years. She has two grown sons and is a graduate in Zoology from London University, now retired from teaching Biology. She preaches frequently at our services and plays an active role in many of the social and charity functions as well as visiting the sick and the housebound. One of her sons also works for the Church as a missionary in Japan!

Jackie Anderson was licensed as a lay reader in December 2008. As well as assisting the clergy in several areas, including taking the sacrament to the sick and infirm, conducting Evensong and acting as liturgical deacon at the Eucharist, Jackie assists in the running of our Sunday School. She also chairs our Social Responsibility Committee, which raises thousands of pounds for local, national and international charities each year.

  • Sunday Services


    08:00 Eucharist
    10:00 Sung Eucharist
    18:30 Evensong

    Tuesday

    08:30 Morning Prayer
    17:30 Evening Prayer
    19:30 Eucharist
    20:00 Lent Course
    21:15 Compline

    Wednesday

    08:30 Morning Prayer
    11:00 Eucharist
    17:30 Evening Prayer

    Thursday

    08:30 Morning Prayer
    12:30 Eucharist
    17:30 Evening Prayer

    Friday

    08:30 Morning Prayer
    17:30 Evening Prayer

    Saturday

    08:30 Morning Prayer
    09:00 Eucharist