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Being a Curate

Stories Of What It'S Really Like

Jonathon Ross-McNairn

168 pages
SPCK Group
Focusing mainly on stories about being a curate in a variety of church traditions and contexts (both stipendiary and self-supporting), this engrossing book is inclusive in terms of age, ethnicity and gender. Over twenty contributors offer honest, grounded reflections on their experiences, through a mix of anecdotes, humour, practical advice and theology. As well as considering training, ordination and first steps in a curacy, Being a Curate looks at what makes a successful curacy; the relationship between the curate and the training incumbent; the transition from curate to incumbent; dealing with thorny issues, and the value of sharing stories.
Author Bio
The Revd Jonathon Ross-McNairn practised for ten years as a commercial property solicitor in the City of London, both in private practice and industry, before being ordained in 2011. He has chaplaincy experience in prisons, hospitals and schools and of the Alpha course in a range of contexts. He is married with four young sons.