Letter: Who worshipped at Stonehenge?

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From the Rev Kenneth Wilson

Sir: Jonathan Glancey is right about Stonehenge. Whatever it may once have been, Stonehenge now has an important religious significance. As our cathedral Chapters are learning, in the balance between tourism and religion, long-term vitality is only going to be achieved if religion takes precedence.

The same applies to Stonehenge as to any cathedral. Imagine the country's reaction if police forces were deployed outside our cathedrals at midnight on 24 December, to prevent their religious use.

Let Stonehenge be managed and promoted as a pagan religious centre, and let the tourists be the ones to give way.

Yours faithfully,

Kenneth Wilson


26 June