Top cleric says Church of England risks becoming a ‘suburban sect’

Top cleric says Church of England risks becoming a ‘suburban sect’

Top cleric says Church of England risks becoming a ‘suburban sect’ Plans to reverse decline in congregations may alienate even more people, says Oxford dean Justin Welby wants management courses for bishops. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Saturday 13 August 2016 21.32 BSTLast modified on Saturday 13 August 2016 22.00 BST One of Britain’s senior theologians has warned that the Church of England is in danger of becoming a narrow sect “driven by mission-minded middle managers” who are alienating clergy, congregations and the general public. Martyn Percy, dean of Christ Church, Oxford, writes in…

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