Saturday, July 19, 2008

Employment and clergy

From Jane Williams article in today's Guardian
The church can be a thankless employer, with poor boundaries between private and public space, vague practices about holidays and days off, laughable job descriptions and few opportunities to congratulate oneself on a job well done and completed.

Jane Williams is the daughter of Geoffrey Paul - who was Bishop of Bradford and before that Warden of Lee Abbey (as well as being in charge of Scargill council back in the 1980's) so she has good reason to know! She also writes:
The pressures on Rowan are huge. It is easy to underestimate how much support we get. All around the country people are praying [for him] and that matters enormously, we couldn't do without it.
may that continue!

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