Living Ministry: Information for participants

Thank you for being part of Living Ministry. Our project is all about helping clergy to flourish in ministry, and is already generating massively helpful insights into what it means to be an ordained minister in the Church of England.

Without you, none of it would be possible, and we are enormously grateful for your support and involvement.
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We've archived copies of questionnaires and documentation from each stage of the study below, so you can keep track of how the project is progressing.

Living Ministry is a 10-year project lasting until 2026. We would love you to continue with it as long as possible (even if you are likely to leave active ministry before then).

If you need to change your contact details, please email [email protected].


A copy of our privacy notice for Wave 2 can be read here.

This privacy notice is provided by the Living Ministry research team to explain what to expect when we collect and process your personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.


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Wave 1 Panel Survey


Wave 1 Panel Study


Wave 2 Panel Survey

Good practice emerging from Living Ministry

Among the many benefits of doing this research is the good practice which can be learnt from. Examples of effective wellbeing strategies used by participants can be read below. Note that this is a summary of what participants found helpful, so not all of these points will work for everyone.


1. Healthy patterns
2. Life-giving relationships
3. Extra support
4. Supportive structures