From CBC NEWS (Canada):
Anglican Bishop Sue Moxley is determined to get more people into church, even if she has to go out and get them.
Moxley, leader of the Anglican church in Nova Scotia and P.E.I., handed out invitations to passersby on the Halifax waterfront Wednesday morning. In full bishop’s regalia, she certainly stood out. She is hoping to attract the attention of people who’ve never been to church, as well as former parishioners.
“Lots of people have said, ‘Oh, I used to go, I just got out of the habit.’ So this is a way to kind of say come back and try it again. What some people remember as boring and tiresome is now quite lively and energetic,” she told CBC News.
The church made headlines earlier this month when it blessed BlackBerry, laptops and other gadgets. The blessing at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church in Hatchet Lake, near Halifax, was a modern take on Plough Monday, where parishioners of old brought their farming tools in to be blessed.