Research into the progression of GMH/UKME leaders at all levels of the Church

First published 21st February 2024

The Archbishop’s Commission for Racial Justice is sponsoring research into the progression of GMH/UKME leaders at all levels within the Church of England, with a view to improving their experience and removing barriers and is looking for volunteers to take part in the research process.

The level of participation of people of Global Majority Heritage in the Church of England has been a source of concern for a long time. It is important to understand what is happening at different levels. For example, do people of GMH have a harder time in the discernment process, training and curacy and if so, why? Do they struggle more than others to make a transition from curacy to incumbency? Why are there so few GMH people in senior leadership roles in the Church? To what extent do GMH people aspire to contribute to church life through ministry and leadership?

The Archbishops’ Racial Justice Commission has commissioned research to ascertain the facts and the underlying reasons behind them. The research team led by Prof Paul Miller is holding facilitated conversations (i.e. group discussion) and one-to-one interviews. Please use the link below to book a place. There are several dates in February, March and April. You can sign up for either or both a facilitated conversation and a one-to-one interview. 

February 2024

March 2024

April 2024

More information on the research is provided in the Participants Information Sheet and Consent Form.

The Revd Canon Dr Chigor Chike is managing the research process on behalf of the Archbishop’s Commission and can be contacted for further information.

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