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Pastors preferred?

From Miss Barbara Shailes

Sir, — I hope that it was an over­sight that there was no mention of continuing vocation, development of spirituality, and pastoralia in the article about the course at Salisbury (Features, 24 June).

Senior posts in the Church need managerial skills, but for the layman they need pastors also, as do priests in — quite often — lonely posts in their diocese. ...

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