Religion: Sally's Service

"Church," said 15-year-old Sally Moore to the vicar, "is dull and boring. What you need is something slick and simple and to the point." Replied the Rev. Richard Coote, 37, of the Church of All Saints in Birmingham, England: "Produce it." And Sally did.

Sally Moore (her father is a medical technician) spent a week rewriting the Church of England's evening service, "in ordinary, everyday words, cutting out all the 'thines' and 'thous' and long, old-fashioned phrases. I cut out the psalms too, because I don't believe teen-agers understand them." Last week Sally's service was held in All Saints after the usual...

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