Religion: Cathedral of Nonconformism

The jostling crowds on London's Holborn Viaduct last Sunday might have been on their way to a soccer game, but they were actually going to hear a new minister preach at London's most popular church. At a time when most British churches are all but empty, City Temple, the "Cathedral of Nonconformism," often has overflow crowds. Said one temple official last week: "In nearby St. Paul's Cathedral, which holds 3,000, there are seldom more than 30 people at Evensong. If we have less than 1,500, we wonder what is the matter."

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