Boost in number of ordinands helps Church of England address clergy reductions

Posted Sep 27, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The number of people entering training to become clergy members in the Church of England is at the highest level for a decade, it was announced Sept. 27. The boost is a response by the church to falling clergy numbers caused by the increasing age profile of its ordained ministers. The number of ordinands starting training this fall is 544 – up 14 percent from last year – making the intake the highest figure for 10 years, according to statistics from the Church of England’s ministry division.

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