During the Season of Lay Ministries, we have been sharing a series of blogs from Christians called to serve in affirmed, commissioned and licensed lay ministries across the Diocese.

Our annual Season of Lay Ministries took place during Epiphanytide — from 7 to 28 January 2024. The Season was an opportunity to think about whether God is calling them into one of the recognised Lay Ministries that we offer here in the Diocese of Southwark — or simply into new things in their life.

We hope that you found the Season encouraging and if you would like to view resources, you can find these here: https://southwark.anglican.org/exploring-your-call/lay-ministries/ 

Prayer for Season of Lay Ministries
Written by Marie Williams, Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary (SPA), Holy Saviour, Croydon

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I; send me!’ Isaiah 6:8 (NRSV)
Lord Jesus,
We give you thanks that
you consider us worthy to serve you
and have called us into ministries of many different kinds.
We pray for all those who are exploring what God’s call means in their lives.
Help them to know God’s peace and guiding as they listen for God’s voice.
And we pray for those already in ministry that
as they carry out your work you will help them to demonstrate your love,
your compassion and your truth
so that others may see your beauty and embrace
you as Lord and Saviour
We ask this in the name of your Son Jesus Christ.



Read more about Season of Lay Ministries and explore your calling