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Lay ministry in the Church of Ireland

Every Christian is a minister!  Lay ministry covers an enormously wide variety of expressions, including acts of pastoral care, charitable service and supportive prayer.  A significant proportion of this ministry is therefore informal, organic and even unrecognised.
Cross-community youth work in Garvagh
Cross-community youth work in Garvagh


Opportunities in the Church of Ireland can include youth workers, lay readers, missionaries, musicians and educators. Chaplains may be lay or ordained, working in hospitals, schools, prisons, universities and in the military.  Please check out our Vocations website for an article on this and also a range of Vocation Sunday resources.