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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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Archbishop who was driven out of office

Holding fast in troubled waters

William Sancroft, born 400 years ago this month, was Archbishop of Canterbury in turbulent times; his period in office included incarceration in the Tower of London. John Tiller tells his story  Subscribe to read more

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Improving the future by disturbing the present

Interim minsters do much more than hold the fort: they can implement lasting change, say Helen Gheorghiu Gould and Peter Hill  Subscribe to read more

Sat 21 Jan 17 @ 20:18
.@JustinWelby at @AuschwitzMuseum reflects on human propensity to evil https://t.co/lpnSFGdPXI

Sat 21 Jan 17 @ 19:21
Interim minsters do much more than hold the fort: they can implement lasting change https://t.co/fLYneQ13oy