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Resolution 33 - The Ministry - A Wider Ordained Ministry

Resolution 33

The Ministry - A Wider Ordained Ministry

This Conference affirms Resolution 89 of the Lambeth Conference 1958 on the supplementary ministry and recommends a wider and more confident use of this ministry. The Resolution reads as follows:

89. The Conference considers that, while the fully trained and full-time priesthood is essential to the continuing life of the Church, there is no theological principle which forbids a suitable man from being ordained priest while continuing in his lay occupation. While calling attention to Resolution 65 of the Lambeth Conference of 1930, the Conference now wishes to go further and to encourage provinces to make provision on these lines in cases where conditions make it desirable. Such provision is not to be regarded as a substitute for the full-time ministry of the Church, but as an addition to it.