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Rooted training for growth

Mixed-mode training for ordination is increasingly in demand. Jemima Thackray  considers some of the options

THERE was a time when all you needed to be ordained was to have an MA and a bishop who was willing to lay hands on you. But with the rise of the professional classes in the 19th century, the practice of equipping ordination candidates with a theological and pastoral education began. Then, for a long time, the prevailing model of training was residential. Students lived where they studied, like under­gradu­ates at university.

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ST ASAPH CATHEDRAL THE DIOCESE OF ST ASAPH CANON PRECENTOR The Bishop of St Asaph, in conjunction with The Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral, wish to appoint an experienced priest to minister ...  Read More

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A man in tune with his times

A man in tune with his times

Ian Ramsey was an 'improbable' Bishop of Durham. On the centenary of his birth, John Saxbee recalls a philosopher of religion who was also a man of the people  Subscribe to read more

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The challenges that the new C of E reports duck

Linda Woodhead finds the proposed remedies for the numerical decline of the Church too clerical and too congregational  Read More

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