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Serving the small church

The larger university and suburban churches and their church plants have little difficulty in gathering together an army of young graduate ‘apprentices’ looking for ministry experience. But smaller parish churches in the north of England, such as ours, find it much more difficult to recruit even one person.

Julian Mann

We were unable back in 2003 to recruit anybody and I had to return the money charitable trusts had very generously given. By God’s grace we got a young man in 2004 who had seen our advert in St. Ebbe’s, Oxford. The Ebbe’s-based 9:38 network, which runs conferences for those considering full-time ministry and encourages apprenticeships in local churches, had kindly displayed it.