"[B]y Leslie Stannard Hunter, Bishop of Sheffield".
Includes bibliographical references.
"The Church of England, partly for reasons outside its control, lost touch with the mass of those who flocked to the towns to work in factories during the industrial revolution. ... and the Church in those dioceses which contain the great centres of industry has a serious challenge to face. Sheffield is such a diocese, and this book gives some account of what is being done there. Its core is a questionnaire sent to all incumbents in preparation for the Bishop's Visitation in 1960; round this the Bishop has woven a fascinating and challenging account of the Church's task, and how it sets out to meet it, in the second half of the twentieth century. He touches on a variety of topics -- training for ministry, industrial chaplains, mothers out at work, the conduct of services ... but the whole is drawn together into a unity by the theme of the mission of God's people to the industrialized England of to-day". -- back cover.
Contents: The Frontispiece i.e. Preface -- I. The English Mission -- Some Aspects of Contemporary Society -- Old Strategy and New Tactics -- A Summary with Recommendations -- II. Mission and Worship -- Introductory -- Preparation for Worship -- Congregational Worship -- Choirs and Organists -- Hours of Services and their Lengths -- The Mission of the People of God -- III. Where Frontiers Meet -- The Diocese of Sheffield: A Map and a Note -- A Questionnaire: Replies and Some Comments -- A Civic Sermon -- Concerning Joy -- IV. Epilogue and a Prayer for a Diocese -- Appendix: Explaining the Manner of a Visitation and How This Book Has Taken Shape.
Colophon: Printed in Great Britain by The Sidney Press Ltd., Bedford.