Marcus Walker suggests that football should not replace Sunday worship.  And there is a wider national problem too. A series of dioceses are pursuing
plans to slash the number of their clergy and create vast mega-parishes, with
priests doled out at random to their flocks like over-stretched GPs. Truro is
ground zero for this. The deanery of Kerrier is about to become one mega
benefice, made up of (wait for it) 23 churches and ministered to by (wait for it)
two full-time stipendiary priests, one of whom (and I am not making this up)
will not work on Sundays. She will ‘work primarily in the community, looking
for exciting opportunities to grow churches for people who have either never
been to church or who have had a break away’, the area dean explained.

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