Three-fold increase in young people on Church of England ministry-discernment placements

Posted May 1, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] A record number of people are taking part in a Church of England scheme which provides a practical year in a parish to young people considering a call to ministry. The Ministry Experience Scheme is a nationwide initiative which developed from ad-hoc programs run by individual parishes and dioceses. It offers young people, aged between 18 and 30, the opportunity to spend a year working in a parish alongside a vicar in what some have dubbed “apprentice vicar” posts.

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  1. Fr. Kevin Crinks OSF says:

    This is very encouraging. So many Church of England clergy are near retirement age and the prospect of a younger generation of future priests shows the Church to be in good heart.

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