Religion: England's Worker-Priests

"I want to be with ordinary people, share their lives and be one of them," says tough, square-jawed John Strong, 43. For years he has lived in slums, worked in factories. To most Church of England clerics he is an odd fellow, "honest but peculiar." Reason: Worker Strong is also a fulltime minister.

In his tiny Bedfordshire village of Harlington (pop. 750) last week, Anglican Strong met four other ministers who also work fulltime in factories, issued a formal statement ("No movement or organization has been created. We do not want to become rigid")....

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