Church of England may scrap legal requirement to hold weekly Sunday services



Rural churches with shrinking congregations may no longer be obliged to hold weekly Sunday services as t he Church of England is considering scrapping the legal requirement.
Many vicars are currently breaking church law by only holding the services on a rotational basis, the Bishop of Willesden, the Rt Rev Pete Broadbent said.
Vicars with large, rural parishes do this - in a practice accepted by the Church of England - because they are currently unable to visit all of their churches every Sunday.
However, the church law Canon B11 stipulates that morning and evening prayers should be held... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 22
Source: Belper News
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