Managing Clergy Lives gives a unique insight into the everyday lives of Church of England parish priests. It examines how male and female priests manage their everyday commitments to God, the church, and their personal relationships. This book shows how the vocational commitment of priests to their ordinal vows remains steadfast in a quickly changing world. For today’s clergy, the ordained life means obedience, sacrifice, and a loss of intimacy, embodied in spiritual self-discipline and the ultimate dedication of body and soul to God.
Written by an Anglican bishop in Dundee and a senior lecturer from Lancaster University, Managing Clergy Lives opens a window into clergy households in terms of personal relationships, spirituality, and work–home balance. Drawing upon in-depth interviews with 46 rural deans, this work reports their everyday experiences in their own words. The book reveals stories behind the enduring commitment within the Church and gets behind the scenes in order to understand the staying power of men and women who are “becoming priests” over the course of a lifetime.
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Nigel Peyton is a widely experienced Anglican priest and was archdeacon of Newark in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. For his doctorate, he researched the enduring vocational commitment of contemporary Church of England parish clergy, engaging practical theology with the social sciences and critical management insights. In 2011, he was elected bishop of Brechin in the Scottish Episcopal Church.
Caroline Gatrell is senior lecturer in the School of Management at Lancaster University. Her research centers on relationships in the context of the body, health, work–life balance, family practices, and employment. She is the author of Hard Labour: The Sociology of Parenthood and Embodying Women’s Work.