Authorised Lay Ministers (ALMs)

What are Authorised Lay Ministers (ALMs)?

Authorised Lay Ministers (ALMs) are trained lay people, active in church life, who have a particular vocation, special interest, or skill that can be an integral part of their church’s ministry. They are highly valued in the Diocese of Ely and have a crucial part in the success of the Diocesan Strategy.

ALMs are nominated by their incumbent and Parochial Church Council (PCC) to be trained and equipped in preparation for being ‘commissioned’ by the Bishop. After this service, they will carry out an agreed ministry role within their local parish context. In the Diocese of Ely, there are people of all ages and churchmanship who have trained to become ALMs in their own churches. Most are now in active ministry, playing their part in the day-to-day life of their parish.

Support for our ALMs

Your Incumbent will be able to support you in your ALM pathway. The Mission and Ministry Team will also be able to advise you on anything particular you might need. 

Training and Development

Becoming an ALM

After talking to your incumbent and PCC about your interest in training as an ALM

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