This course is designed to equip senior lay members of our parishes who have been selected by their Vicars to play leading roles in the worship services of that parish. 

The course gives a broad overview of the basics of Anglican History, Theology, Faith & Order, and Liturgy. It also equips participants with practical skills relating to service leadership. 

Completion of the course and fulfilling of all course requirements is a pre-requisite for applying for a Lay Reader license from the Diocese.


21 AprAnglican history & theology overviewGabriel Justin Tan
Revd Jonathan Wong
28 AprAnglican faith & order overviewRevd Dino Thangamany
Revd Dr Joshua Sudharman
5 MayAnglican liturgy 1Revd Ian Chew
12 MayAnglican liturgy 2Revd Ian Chew
Revd Dr Joshua Sudharman
19 May*Practical ministry 1Revd Dino Thangamany
26 May*Practical ministry 2Revd Dr Joshua Sudharman
* On-site at St Peter’s Hall. All other lessons on Zoom.


Mr Gabriel Justin Tan

Mr Gabriel Justin Tan is a parish staff at St James’ Church. He graduated from Trinity Theological College with a Masters in Theology. He is married with 3 young children.

The Revd Jonathan Wong is the Priest-in-charge of Church of the Good Shepherd English Congregation, and the Dean of the Deanery of Vietnam. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania and is currently a Doctoral candidate (ABD) at Wycliffe College (Toronto). He is married with 3 grown-up children.

Revd Jonathan Wong
Revd Dino Thangamany

The Revd Dino Thangamany is the Chaplain of the St John’s – St Margaret’s (SJSM) Village, overseeing the chaplaincy work in the SJSM Nursing Home and the Little Seeds Preschool (SJSM). He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Theological College. He is married with 3 adult children.

The Revd Ian Chew is the Vicar of Church of the Ascension. He is also serving as the Residential Chaplain of St Andrew’s Hall in St Andrew’s Village. He holds a Master of Divinity from Trinity Theological College. He is married with 3 children.

Revd Ian Chew

The Revd Dr Joshua Sudharman is the Warden of St Peter’s Hall, Warden of Diocesan Training, and Warden of Lay Readers. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Duke Divinity School in Duke University. He is married with 2 children.

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