Closing churches

Posted February 11, 2018 4:37 pm by Pastor in Monte

Closing churches

Well, it’s been over a year since my last post, so I don’t know who will read this, but it’s something I want to get off my chest.The shortage of priestly vocations is something which has now really begun to bite; the worst effect was delayed to some extent by the Church of England’s decision to ordain women to their priesthood in 1992 and the consequent influx of refugee clergy. But now the chickens are coming home to roost and we are facing hard times.The first bishop to close churches was Bishop Arthur Roche at Leeds, satirized unmercifully for it

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