Licensed Lay Ministers
Licensed Lay Ministers (Readers) LLMs are lay people who are trained and authorised to lead worship and preach in church; however they also get involved in other ministries such as pastoral work and service in their communities. At St Paul’s Dorking, LLM’s have been active in a range of areas of church leadership, including preaching, leading small groups, mentoring, and prayer ministry.
Pat Goode (Reader Emeritus)
Being lay – not clergy – and yet also ministers, LLMs can often act as a bridge between the world of the church and the rest of the world.
Here at St Paul’s we have one person in training to be an LLM (Graham Everness) and one Reader Emeritus, Dr Pat Goode.
Pat is a retired Medical Practitioner with special interest in Dermatology and has been a Licenced Lay Minister for over 30 years. She is kept busy with three daughters and seven grand-children. She has served as a Secondary School Governor for 12 years at Priory School Dorking. Pat is interested in medical ethics, education and sport especially tennis, cricket and athletics - but a non-participant now!