Religion: To the Woods

The manse of the Rev. Leslie A. Bechtel is modestly called the "Cottage." But Pastor Bechtel of the Presbyterian Kirk-in-the-Hills in suburban Bloomfield Hills, Mich, has three gardeners to take care of his 30 acres of grounds, including the nine-hole golf course and the badminton and tennis courts. The manse itself is furnished with such creature comforts as antique chairs valued at $1,000 each and a $10,000 Persian carpet. Under construction near by is a new church, modeled after Scotland's Melrose Abbey, that wilt have cost about $3½ million by the time it...

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