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Young Clergy Face Life On The Dole After Church of England Loses 1.3 Billion
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 30th 2009

Posted on 05/30/2009 6:54:03 PM PDT by Steelfish

Young clergy face life on the dole after Church of England loses £1.3billion

31st May 2009

No jobs: The Church is turning away graduates of theological colleges

The Church of England is turning away trainee clergy for the first time in history after £1.3billion of its investments were wiped out in the financial crisis.

Up to a dozen graduates of theological colleges will miss out on their ordination next month and may end up on the dole as there are no parish jobs for them.

The Church has previously given all graduates placements in parishes as curates, which they need before they can become ordained as priests.

But now, to the anger of senior clerics, a spending squeeze means the number of junior clergy posts has been reduced and some trainees may quit the Church.

The unprecedented situation comes after the Church Commissioners, who manage the Church’s £5.7billion assets, announced it lost £1.3billion last year as share and property holdings plunged

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: anglican; anglicans; coe; europeanchristians; retirement

1 posted on 05/30/2009 6:54:03 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
The Anglican Church in Africa is growing like topsy. If these grads don't subscribe to the homosexual lobby, they could probably find work there.
2 posted on 05/30/2009 7:02:01 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Steelfish

Bush’s fault.


3 posted on 05/30/2009 7:05:21 PM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: Steelfish

Were they with Bernie Madoff?

How could the Church lose that much?

They own gazillions in real estate in the British Isles.


4 posted on 05/30/2009 7:10:44 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama hates unborn babies.)
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To: Steelfish
A little nugget at the bottom tells the real story. Only some students have been refused positions:

He added nearly all the unplaced students had trained at three evangelical colleges – his own, Oak Hill in London and Trinity in Bristol. And he suggested they had not been offered parish jobs because many bishops did not approve of their conservative, Bible-based views.

5 posted on 05/30/2009 7:39:28 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

There you have it!

They are probably heterosexual, too!


6 posted on 05/30/2009 8:35:00 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama hates unborn babies.)
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To: sionnsar; Huber

Ping


7 posted on 05/30/2009 8:38:41 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Cicero
many bishops did not approve of their conservative, Bible-based views.

hmmmm - seems they don't mind loosing more than 1.3 billion. Wonder what value they put on their soul?
8 posted on 05/30/2009 9:05:58 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Assuming that they actually have souls.


9 posted on 05/30/2009 9:24:14 PM PDT by Brucifer (Proud member of the Double Secret Reloading Underground.)
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To: ahadams2; x_plus_one; bastantebueno55; Needham; sc70; jpr_fire2gold; Tennessee Nana; QBFimi; ...
Thanks to PAR35 for the ping. See post #2 also -- there are open positions in the Continuing Anglican churches also.

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10 posted on 05/30/2009 9:51:49 PM PDT by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5(SONY)|"Also sprach Telethustra"-NonValueAdded|Lk21:36)
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To: Palladin
How could the Church lose that much?

When the faithful are not happy they do not put any money in the collection plate.

11 posted on 05/30/2009 11:36:52 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: elpadre

Yup. Anglican Church needs young, orthodox priests. The liberal ones just preach themselves out of a job (as we can see from this article).


12 posted on 05/31/2009 4:58:31 PM PDT by TaxRelief (Walmart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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