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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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Tales from the church bread line

Tales from the church bread line

Kieran Dodds photographed and listened to three foodbank users  Read More

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Faith and climate reach outwards

Religion and approaches to the earth are not just inner concerns, argues Andrew Davison  Read More

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