Church of Ireland Diocesan Readers are licensed within their Diocese to lead worship, preach, and to administer the Chalice at Holy Communion. They work mostly in their own Parishes, but can be invited to other Parishes to cover vacancies, or when Rectors are on holiday, sick, or otherwise need help. St Columbanus has one lay Reader Sandra Griffiths.
Sandra Griffiths has been a member of St Columbanus since 2006. She was commissioned as Diocesan Lay Reader in November 2010.
Sandra has worked in education for many years. Previously a lecturer at the University of Ulster, she now works on a consultancy basis for Queen’s University.