LPA resources

This page is designed for Lay Pastoral Assistants and all offering pastoral care in the diocese. It also contains links that we hope you will find useful for your pastoral ministry.

Church of England resources

Bereavement and grief

Hospital visiting

Illness, healing and well-being

Listening Skills

  • Acorn Ministries have training resources for Listening and Healing Ministries

Further reading

Download a bibliography of relevant books below.


Do let people know about LPA ministry and refer them to the the Lay Pastoral Assistants Ministry page for more details.


The training course for LPAs is Exploring Pastoral Care. Go to the Exploring Pastoral Care page to explore some of the material from this course.

Diocesan documents - safety and relicensing

Download the diocesan documents for LPAs below.

Who to contact

Jill Perrett, Lay Ministries Enabler

Leonie Jones, Lay Ministries Administrator


Exploring Pastoral Care Bibliography

Lay Pastoral Assistant Leaflet

Home Visit Risk Assessment

Aids to working safely

Becoming an LPA guidance

LPA Ministry Specification

Renewal of LPA Commendation form

Data Protection for lay ministers

Confidential declaration with GDPR

Sample Wording for Commissioning

Sample Commissioning Service