Religion: Anglican Church Mice

In the Thames-side village of Cookham, the venerable Norman Church of the Holy Trinity last week was without a new minister; the post offers only $1,657 a year, and the outgoing pastor only managed because he rented out part of the vicarage as a furnished apartment. Elsewhere, a minister applied for a job as village postman to supplement his income, and the agony columns of the London Times recently carried a typical ad: "Anglican priest seeks private loan of £300. Please help."

This sorry state has created a major problem for the Church of...

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