A layreader is a layperson authorized by the bishop in the Diocese of Fredericton to officiate at services of worship or take a leadership role in certain parts of a service. Anglican layreaders are licensed by the bishop to a particular parish (parochial) or the diocese at large (diocesan) for a one-year term. Layreaders require annual renewal of licenses following review and recommendation by incumbent clergy. 

Layreader Insignia

Layreader medallions, ribbons and scarves can be purchased by contacting the Bishop's office.

  • Medallion with ribbon $23.00
  • Ribbon alone (light blue, dark blue or purple) $2.00
  • Scarf (for diocesan layreader): $40.00 - sizes are S, M and L


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