Big rise in younger ordinands after fears that no one would replace the quarter of Anglican vicars who are near retirement

The number of young people applying to become Anglican priests has risen by almost a third in the past two years after efforts by the Church of England to ensure its ageing population of vicars will have a new cohort to replace them.

Figures for 2018 show that 169 people under the age of 32 have been recommended for training as clergy, compared with 128 in 2016. More than half the total – 54% – are women, although they are concentrated in older age groups.

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