A weekly Sunday service will no longer be compulsory for churches after a vote to change a 400-year-old law was passed by the Church of England’s ruling body.
The General Synod voted to end the law - dating back to 1603 - which required priests to hold a Sunday service in every church they looked after.
The Bishop of Willesden, who proposed the change, called it “out of date”.
It would seem after decades of falling church attendances has left some priests looking after up to 20 rural churches.
I guess the priests sermons became too boring or perhaps the constant demands for larger contributions to fix the roof drove the congregations away.
Thank God we don’t need a drafty old church or a priest to help us pray.