On Saturday 29th September we are celebrating and giving thanks to God for licensed lay ministry in our diocese. We will be licensing new lay ministers and also re-licensing all the existing ones. This will be a great day and a sign of how lay ministry is flourishing both in our diocese and also in the Church of England. Please could I therefore ask you to kindly include all the licensed lay ministers in our team, Readers, Lay Evangelists and Lay Pastoral Ministers who are being relicensed, in your prayers. Please give thanks to God for all that they do and please pray for their continuing ministries and hard work in our team. Many thanks, Vyv Wainwright, Reader, Oakham Team Ministry and Deputy Warden of Readers, Diocese of Peterborough.