Definition of lay reader in English:

lay reader

Syllabification: lay read·er

noun

(In the Anglican Church) a layperson licensed to preach and to conduct some religious services, but not licensed to celebrate the Eucharist.
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  • A lay reader in the Episcopal Church, Wilbur has said that most of what he knows of scripture comes through exposure to the Book of Common Prayer.
  • He was also a lay reader in the Church of England and preached regularly.
  • And in Chipping, lay readers and retired clergy have been conducting services with volunteers helping to co-ordinate weddings.

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