Definition of lay reader in English:

lay reader

Line breaks: 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.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

More definitions of lay reader

Definition of lay reader in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skōSH
noun
a small amount; a little