Experiences of some Anglican lay women

Hannah Ward

978 1 913657 26 0
Paperback |160 pp |216 x 135 mm
Price: £12.99

Three decades after the decision to allow the ordination of women to the priesthood, nine lay women in the Church of England have written their thoughts on what it means to be committed to being ‘lay’ in the contemporary church and world.

For more than twenty years the writers have been part of an Anglican lay women’s group, meeting, sharing and reflecting together. Edgewise? collects their individual perspectives on being a lay woman in the church since the opportunity for ordination became a reality, with some threads and themes in common and others unique.

The result is a fascinating, thoughtful snapshot of several lives and diverse experiences which presents rich material for reflection by all in the twenty-first-century Church of England and beyond.

Hannah Ward and Jennifer Wild have together written and edited a number of books, including Human Rites: Worship Resources for an Age of Change (Mowbray, 1995), The Monastic Way (Canterbury Press, 2006) and Rhythms of Remembering: An Everyday Office Book (SPCK, 2013). Other contributors to the book are Janet Batsleer, Margaret Beetham, Caro Barker Bennett, Maggie Butcher, Margaret Halsey, Frances Killick and Helen Stanton.
ISBNs: 9781913657260 978-1-913657-26-0 Title: edgewise