Friday, 29 June 2007

New report: frustrated older clerics are ‘demotivated’

Ed: That'd be me, then!

[...] The report calls for “strategic solutions” to help the thousands of clergy in their 50s and early 60s, who will not get a post as one of the 373 bishops, deans, archdeacons, or residentiary canons. “How can the Church develop a culture which cherishes its ordained human resource?” it asks.

There are more than 10,000 parochial clergy and chaplains in sector ministries. Half the Church’s incumbents are 50 or above, and 39 per cent are 56 or older. “Given these statistics, not being appointed can hardly be viewed as failure,” the report says. Read more

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