We must do to our churches what Beeching did to the railways
The Church of England is the custodian of 15,700 churches. A whopping 78% of them are listed. And they are a millstone around our necks, sapping the energy of our wider social and religious mission, and transforming the church into a buildings department of the heritage industry. Indeed, I suspect that if every single one of them were blown up tomorrow, England would be a much more Christian country in 10 years’ time.
The start of an article by Canon Giles Fraser , the rest is here and well worth a read. Comments can be sent here and will add to the website if you would like a debate!