2017 Clergy Survey
The 2017 Clergy Experiences of Ministry Survey (EMS) is now closed.
The EMS is the final stage of a series of surveys previously conducted in 2011, 2013 and 2015 in which all clergy in England were invited to participate. The aim was to collect data on a nationally representative sample of clergy at each time-point, but also to follow a cohort of clergy across these time-points to better understand how their experiences change and the effects these changes have.
The survey covers issues relating to clergy’s day-to-day role, their diocese, perceptions of spiritual and numerical growth and their health and well-being. The 2017 Survey is particularly focused on understanding what forms of continuing ministerial education and development are of value and whether clergy are able to access them.