Sunday, 12 August 2007

Anglican decline continues despite 'record' ordinations

VICARS in Bolton may be asked to oversee groups of churches due to a decline in the number of full-time staff.

All the deaneries in the Manchester Diocese are currently carrying out a pastoral review which has resulted in the suggestion that a number of churches be linked under the control of a single clergyman.

This would mean that, rather than being based at one church, teams of clergy would oversee groups of churches.

This year there was a record number of ordinations in the Manchester Diocese but many were part-time and the number of full-time clergy is declining. Read more

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1 comment:

David Hey said...

Is the problem the lack of individuals interested in full time service or is the church relictant to take them on, especially if they are evangelical?

David Hey
West Yorkshire