Gill Hornby in the Telegraph: Wishy-washy pleas will not get us back into church

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Tomorrow is Back to Church Sunday for the Church of England – a public relations push to get the lapsed back in the pew. It has been marked by a radio ad campaign, which shows how hip and happening the Anglican Church is now – "No need to make no innovation, Please accept this as your invitation." Well, that will get all those young folk in, for sure.

Weekly attendance figures have now dropped to below one million and, according to the Bishop of Reading, it's quite the wrong sort of million turning up. "How did it come to this," he asked, in what was apparently supposed to be a positive contribution to the attendance debate, "that we have become known as just the Marks and Spencer option?" Jesus, the Bishop feels sure, was more of an Aldi man.

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