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Lay Licensing

The licensing procedures for our diocese are in compliance with General Convention of the Episcopal Church. The canonical requirements for liturgical leaders are set out in Title III, Canon 4 of the National Church Canons adopted by the General Convention in 2018.

The application for Licensed Ministry in the Diocese of Newark -- Eucharistic Minister, Eucharistic Visitor, Worship Leader, Preacher, Catechist-- is available in both PDF format and Microsoft Word.

  • Eucharistic Visitor and Worship Leader applicants must have completed Safe Church training within the last five (5) years.
    • Please include a certificate of completion for this training with the application or contact Randy Johnson to arrange online training.

Complete and email applications to or mail to Episcopal Diocese of Newark, Attn: Randy Johnson, 31 Mulberry Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102.

Resource Date: 
Jun 28, 2023