In my own community of 6,000 people it is expected that the Church of England will prepare and take the vast majority of baptisms, weddings and funerals - a total of 83 so far this year. I naturally work with the other ministers and churches but they expect me to take a lead in community life and pastoral care.
An increasing problem is to correct misinformation put out by the national press that the Church of England is no longer interested in people unless they are fully paid up members of the church.
The Rev MICHAEL WEBBER
Earls Barton, NorthamptonshireReuse content