Postscript to emptying churches

There is a long story behind it, but this morning I attended a Baptist chapel service for the first time in 50 years. I was persuaded by the enthusiasm and comradely nature of some old friends whom I had not met for many long years. They said that I would enjoy it, and that I would […]

Emptying churches

I attended a service for the interment of ashes this morning. A short, dignified order of service had been prepared and printed, but I’m afraid that I was distracted by my now customary disappointment at the delivery of the liturgy. This has been on my mind for quite some time, and I’m not sure where […]