Reader Ministry

Readers play an important part in the ministry of the Church of England. Their significant contribution is acknowledged in the publication of the Regulations below which provide an agreed framework for further growth and development. These Regulations clarify the basis of their duties and the practice of their ministry, and provide a common understanding to be applied in all dioceses.

Bishops Regulations for Reader Ministry.

Contact information:

The Diocesan Warden of Readers

Ven. Andrew Beane, Archdeacon of Exeter
Emmanuel House, Station Road, Ide, EXETER EX2 9RS
Tel: 01392 425577 email Andrew

Deputy Diocesan Warden of Readers

Carol Price
01647 24468  email Carol

Reader Administrator

Hannah Cross
The Old Deanery, Exeter EX1 1HS
Tel: 01392 294911 email Hannah


Barnstaple Archdeaconry

David Halpin
Tel: 01769 560423 Email David

Exeter Archdeaconry

The Rev’d Stephen Weston
Tel: 01404 812979 Email Stephen

Laura Ford
Tel: 01392 841753 Email Laura

Plymouth Archdeaconry

Jennifer Townley
Tel: 01752 872765 Email Jennifer

Totnes Archdeaconry

Jeremy Howell
Tel: 01626 369881 Email Jeremy

ARCHDEACONRY HONORARY READERS’ SECRETARIES (for assistance in arranging cover for services)

Barnstaple Archdeaconry

John Hartfield
Tel: 01271 327437 Email John

Exeter Archdeaconry


Plymouth Archdeaconry


Totnes Archdeaconry

Joyce Howitt
Tel: 01364 73093 Email Joyce

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