"After working for 10 years in the Diocese of Guildford, and for 28 years in the ministry of the church altogether, I was given the opportunity to have a study leave. .... In consultation with my husband, I decided to find out how married women priests fitted together the demands of both their marriage and their ministry. This is a situation I face daily: I know that it is not easy to keep the balance and I wondered how other women fared. I began my research with the twelve married women priests in my own diocese. .... [Eventually] I sent off 283 questionnaires, asking for them to be returned by the end of September , and received 157 replies. Two of those who replied were unmarried, which then left me 155 replies. This is a response of 55 % and it is from these questionnaires, together with subsequent interviews with some of the women and some of the husbands, that the following pages have been written". -- Preface, l. 1.
Contents: Summary of Recommendations -- Preface -- Introduction -- Results of the survey; A typical week -- Equal and different -- What about the children ? -- Coping with guilt -- What about the husbands ? -- Conclusion -- Bibliography and Acknowledgements -- Appendix 1: Bishop's Occasional Paper No. 11, October 1996, Diocese of Derby, Helpline and Associated Resources for Clergy and their Wives -- Appendix 2: Staff Counselling Service leaflet, Diocese of Guildford -- Appendix 3: Questionnaire used for women priests married to non priests in the Guildford Diocese -- Appendix 4: Questionnaire used in the survey using names taken from Crockford Clerical Directory -- Appendix 5: Questionnaire used for the husbands of women priests..