Earlier this year we published an edition of Crossway, our quarterly magazine, examining the issue of class in the Church of England. Contributors spoke about the particular challenges for working class people called to ministry, the opportunities that ministering in working class parishes can bring, the systemic discrimination against those from poor educational backgrounds in the church, and ways in which the new selection process may help to overcome some of this.
Unfortunately, due to some printing issues, we don’t have any copies of this edition left in stock. Instead, you can download a pdf of the whole issue here. We would encourage you to share this with others in your church, deanery and diocese. We hope it will be a useful contribution to the ongoing discussions about how the church can do more to reach the whole nation with the good news of the gospel.