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Briefing: Report urges working-class clergy to challenge CofE class bias

Working-class clergy in the Church of England feel marginalised and typecast and have fewer opportunities for advancement than their middle-class colleagues, a CofE report reveals today.

The report’s authors, Dr Alex Fry from Bournemouth University and Dr Sharon Jagger from York St John University, interviewed 50 clergy about how their class experience affected their wellbeing. Both authors took part in this RMC briefing chaired by Rosie Dawson, along with additional guests Reverend Lynne Cullens, Bishop of Barking; Rev Canon Nicholas McKee, Church of England Director for Ministry; and Luke Larner, minister and activist.

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