Licensed Lay Ministry

"We who have been dedicated as Licenced Lay Ministers are a Lay Priesthood and ought at all times to walk worthy of our calling"

The Licenced Lay Ministers Prayer

Almighty God, who by Your Son, Jesus Christ, did call people and send them forth to work and witness for You; bless we beseech you, the Licenced Lay Ministers Association of this Diocese.

Grant that they, ever walking in the footsteps of Your Son, and being endued with power from on high, may serve you and your Church to the salvation and edification of many souls, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Executive 2021

  • President - Andy Hillier
  • Vice President - Clyde Seaward
  • Secretary - Phyllis Lewis
  • Treasure - Tom Lambert

The Organization

The LLM Association is formally organized in the Anglican Diocese of Central Newfoundland.  Membership consists of all individuals who have been licenced by the Bishop as Diocesan Lay Ministers.  The Association is governed by an Executive Council, composed as follows:

  • The Patron - the Bishop of the Diocese
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • The Past President (serves for 1 year)
  • Chaplain of LLM (member of clergy appointed by the Bishop)

Regulations and Requirements

The LLM Association is guided by its Constitution which sets out the requirements for governance, operations,  and regulations.  Click here to read or download a copy of the LLM constitution.  For convenience, a number of application and process forms are also available for download.

Membership requirements as well as roles and responsibilities are also presented in the LLM Constitution.  The Bishop's regulations and requirements for LLM are stipulated in the appendices.


Our Objectives and Purpose

The Association gives the opportunity for men and women to unite in worship learning and offering and to assist in the training and guidance of Licenced Lay Ministers.  It also provides an opportunity for participation of men and women in parish and diocesan programs. 

Other objectives of the Association are to provide, mutual self-help, support, and fellowship to LLM in the exercise of their office; to promote and sustain the growth and welfare of the Church within the Diocese; and to provide opportunity for participation of men and women in Parish, and Diocesan programs.
Annual General Meetings of the Association give a venue for members to discuss common issues and share ideas in an atmosphere of community and fellowship.