Eucharistic Visitors

The Eucharistic Visitor takes communion to the sick and shut in immediately following a principle celebration of the communion chaliceHoly Eucharist.

All new licenses or renewals issued from September 2013 on will be in effect until Advent I, 2015. Questions about this program and the licensing procedure may be directed to Canon Lynn Carter-Edmands at 800.582.1712 or


Local Training

Eucharistic Visitors are trained at the parish level, by the Deacon or Priest of the congregation. After training, the rector, vicar or priest-in-charge should request that a license be issued by filling out the online application for licensed lay ministries (see link below).

Safe Church training

Safe Church education and training is available to anyone in the Diocese of Southern Ohio. A minimum standard of training is expected based on specific ministry roles.


Online application is to be completed by the clergy person in charge of the congregation or faith community.