Licensed Lay Ministers (LLMs)

What are Licensed Lay Ministers (LLMs)?

Licensed Lay Ministers (LLMs) are lay people who come from all walks of life; they are licensed by their bishop to a teaching and preaching ministry, both within church and outside its traditional boundaries. Called by God and trained in theology, they bring their life experience, skills and knowledge to their Christian service. LLMs often have a role in equipping other Christians to grow as disciples in their places of daily living.

They work together with ordained and lay colleagues, usually serving within a ministry team.

In addition to preaching and leading worship LLMs may:

LLMs also find many informal ways of ministering by their presence, witness and listening at their places of work, at home, among neighbours and in their local communities.

Becoming a Licensed Lay Minister

LLM Handbook

  • LLM Handbook - currently being revised, available soon.

LLM Annual Review and Working Agreement

LLM Code of Good Practice

LLM Continuing Ministerial Development

Resolving a complaint

Dates for your Diary

Transforming Ministry

More information on and for LLMs can be found on the Transforming Ministry website.

Contact the Lay Ministry Team

The Diocese of Ely has four Area Sub Wardens:

  • Cambridge North: (Deaneries of Cambridge North, North Stowe, Fordham & Quy) - Alison Wedgebury
  • Cambridge South: (Deaneries of Cambridge South, Bourn, Shingay and Granta) - Lindi Kent
  • Huntingdon: (Deaneries of Huntingdon, St Ives, St Neots and Yaxley) - Geoff Boucher
  • Wisbech: (Deaneries Wisbech Lynn Marshland, Fincham & Feltwell, March and Ely) - Nigel Moat
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