William Pollock: Selection for ministry in the Church of England

Scope and Content

'Selection for ministry in the Church of England. A report on practice and theory of selection and research and challenges which candidates have experienced before, during and after selection.' The report examines the national selection of the Church of England, but also tackles issues relevant to vocational guidance, selection and training, and to a variety of denominations.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Pollock was a Licentiate minister of the Church of Scotland. He studied psychology and theology at Glasgow University, and carried out research in the psychology of religion at the Universities of Leicester and Cambridge. He worked as an assistant parish minister in Paisley (Strathclyde), and as joint leader of the psychiatric counselling centre sponsored by the United Reformed Church in Cambridge. He carried out the research for his report on the Church of England as a Visiting Scholar in Social Studies at Cambridge University, 1984-1985.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by the Revd Dr William Pollock, 1988.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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Conditions Governing Use

Copyright rests with the Central Board of Finance of the Church of England.

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