Religion: Safe Bet

Although he is no gambling man, the Rev. Owen Barrow, 40, a slight, blue-eyed Church of England clergyman, was willing to wager $33,000 on a hunch he had four years ago. His hunch: that Protestants of all denominations in the Canadian pulp & paper mill town of Marathon (present pop. 2,000) could worship together amicably in one church. Last week the wager looked as secure as Mr. Barrow's trim white clapboard Holy Trinity Church in Marathon. Anglicans, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Baptists, members of the United Church, the Greek Orthodox Church and the Salvation Army...

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