Religion: Two Flocks, One Shepherd

Ashfield, tucked in the Massachusetts hills, has only two churches, but even they are more than the town (pop. 900) can afford. Last October it found a way: one shepherd for its two flocks. Philip Humason Steinmetz, rock-hewn rector of tiny, white-framed St. John's Episcopal Church, took over as minister also of the Congregational Church that, with its Greek Revival portico and bell tower, dominates Ashfield's elm-bordered main street.

(Each busy Sunday morning, Mr. Steinmetz preaches at the Congregational Church* (membership 205); in the afternoon he holds services at St. John's (membership 45)....

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