The Future of the Parish System: Shaping the Church of England in the 21st Century

The Future of the Parish System: Shaping the Church of England in the 21st Century

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Edited by Steven Croft, By (author) Graham Cray, By (author) Ian Cundy, By (author) Grace Davie, By (author) Robin Gamble, By (author) George Lings, By (author) Ann Morisy, By (author) Michael Moynagh, By (author) Martyn Percy, By (author) John Rees

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  • Publisher: CHURCH HOUSE PUBLISHING
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 12mm |
  • Publication date: 23 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0715140345
  • ISBN 13: 9780715140345
  • Sales rank: 474,029

Product description

This timely, multi-faceted book by a collection of leading thinkers and practitioners provides church leaders with the resources to re-imagine church and ministry in the twenty-first century. Looking at both traditional forms of church and fresh expressions, this wide-ranging book offers invaluable historical, psychological, sociological and theological perspectives on the parish system. Leading thinkers outline the challenges facing the Church, present suggestions for areas for development, and set out principles for future growth. "The Explorations" series aims to provide a much-needed forum for church leaders, teachers, writers and theologians to stimulate debate, challenge the thinking and practice of the Church at large, and to raise awareness of issues crucial to its future.

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Author information

Martyn Percy is Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon. Sara Savage is a social psychologist and Senior Researcher at the University of Cambridge. Grace Davie is Professor of the Sociology of Religion at the University of Exeter. Rowan Williams is the Archbishop of Canterbury. Graham Cray is Bishop of Maidstone. Steven Croft is the Archbishop's Missioner and Team Leader of Fresh Expressions. Robin Gamble is Canon Missioner in Manchester Diocese. Michael Moynagh is co-director of the Tomorrow Project and a core member of the Fresh Expressions team. Ann Morisy is a community worker and theologian. George Lings is Director of the Church Army's Sheffield Centre and author of Encounters on the Edge. Ian Cundy is Bishop of Peterborough. John Rees has been closely involved in the development of new legal frameworks as Registrar of the Province of Canterbury and of the Diocese of Oxford.

Table of contents

Part One: Understanding our Context Part Two: Theological Resources Part Three: Ways Forward