Skip to comments.Churches facing 'apocalypse soon'
Posted on 01/17/2006 8:03:50 PM PST by Huber
THE Church of England is to demand an urgent government cash injection of £55 million a year to avert an “apocalypse” with the closure of hundreds of medieval churches.
The Right Rev Richard Chartres, Bishop of London and the Church’s third most senior bishop, is calling on the Government to stop treating the Church as a “museum piece” and to recognise its contribution to modern Britain.
“It’s not apocalypse now but it is limited apocalypse soon,” he said. “If no extra money is forthcoming we will see a spate of church closures and losses to whole communities of buildings that cannot be sustained.”
The bishop compared the £26 million English Heritage and Heritage Lottery grants that the Church receives to spend on just a few of its 13,000 listed churches to the £23.1 million Arts Council grant to the Royal Opera House alone...
For 25 years, they have kept the buildings standing, to be of benefit not just to Sunday worshippers but also to mother and toddler, yoga, judo and other coffee, children’s and sports clubs that use them during the week. The bishop said that the Church could not continue for much longer to provide such free services to the nation.
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The Whore crying out to the Beast,
"I need more money!"
So am I not getting your drift, or are you comparing the Church of England to the Whore of Babylon?
Is this your view of all protestant churches or just the Anglicans?
"Is this your view of all protestant churches or just the Anglicans?"
Any church that rides the world is the Whore - Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical or other.
Why can't the CoE keep thir churches repaired and open? Because somewhere along the line they stopped preaching the gospel and became a mouthpiece for the spirit of the Age.
Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the unchaste, the murderers, the idol-worshipers, and all who love and practice deceit.
if i may be so humble as to make a suggestion? perhaps, all of europe who is facing this same issue needs to contact some leaders of islam, i hear they love making old churches into mosques. mosques usually are full during their times of service.
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