Religion: Embarrassing Real Estate

Baedeker calls Paddington "uninteresting," but a lot of people sniping at the Church of England have recently made London's northwest district the most embarrassingly lively parish in Britain. For much of the borough is a red-light district, much of its land is Church-owned.

Last week the Church issued a booklet which explained this peculiar fact.

The Church, says the pamphlet, does "not receive rents from houses in Paddington" although it owns the land which "was many years ago let on leases to tenants who have in many cases sublet." Unfortunately, the Church has "no control whatever over the landlords, though [it has] made...

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