Authorised Lay Ministry
Authorised Lay Ministry (ALM) in the Diocese of Ely began in 2005.
Since then over 250 men and women of all ages and churchmanship have trained to become ALMs in their own churches.
For these people, ALM has been a transforming, rewarding and fulfilling course to undertake and most are now in active ministry, playing their part in the day-to-day life of their parish.
This is now offered as a rolling programme and applications are invited at any point in the year.
In addition to the specialist training, all potential ALMs have to complete the diocesan discipleship course and also undertake project work that is relevant to both their specialism and parish.
This can be discussed with the specialist coordinator and incumbent once accepted for training.
The total cost for training is a one-off registration fee of £10.00 for the discipleship course and a further registration fee of £10.00 for specialism training.
Further details about this programme of training and the application form can be downloaded here:
Those wishing to train to become an ALM or to participate solely in specialist training should complete the application form and return it to Mres Jennie Woolston at the address below.Mrs Jennie WoolstonDepartment of Ministry AdministratorEly Diocese OfficeBarton RoadElyCB7 4DXE: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 01353 652713
The subjects and roles currently available are as follows:
These training courses are ideal for those undertaking specialist roles in their parishes but for whom full ALM training is not possible or appropriate (for whatever reason) at this time.
There is also an option for individuals to become Lay Pioneers. Anyone interested in this ministry should contact the Department of Mission.
The courses will start in 2016 but the Department of Ministry is happy to receive applications at any time. Trainees will be assigned to a course as soon as one becomes available.
The cost is currently solely a registration fee of £10.00 per head. See below for further details and application process.