OCICBW… COULD BE EXTINCT IN 20 YEARSAND IT’S ALL GRANDMÉRE MIMI’S FAULT

From THE MAIL:

The Church of England could be virtually extinct in 20 years as elderly members die, an Anglican leader has warned. The average age of worshippers has risen to 61 as the Church has failed to attract younger followers, The Rev Dr Patrick Richmond, from Norwich told its National Assembly.

The Rt Rev Nick Baines, the Bishop of Bradford, spoke of parishes that were 95 per cent Muslim.

"This is a fantastic opportunity. It is a challenge, yes, but it’s an opportunity to rethink what it means to be a Christian community. We often ask Muslims to learn what it is to be a Muslim as a minority culture. Maybe we could benefit from learning some of the same lessons in some of our cities," he said.

COMMENT: I've suggested all along that we should execute anybody who leaves the Church. It works for the Muslims, I can't see why it shouldn't work for us as well. Oh, and we should repeal the silly Catholic Emancipation Act and make Methodism a capital offence. What's the point of being the Church Established if we can't force people into becoming  Anglicans?

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OCICBW… COULD BE EXTINCT IN 20 YEARSAND IT’S ALL GRANDMÉRE MIMI’S FAULT — 11 Comments

  1. Oh, now I get *it* The Anglican Covenant will eventually be used to try/execute all LGBTI Anglicans if they don´t reproduce or adopt (Anglican children from Africa, Asia and Ft. Worth) and shut the fu*k up about who they truly love. No wonder ++Rowan is so keen on keep´n the heathen, yet righteous, Anglican breeders/zealots happy down South Global way…I suggest they work toward stopping human sacrifice and gay/lesbian murders if they wish to keep filling pews to share their slightly contaminated version of Good News.

  2. Remind me to tell Joe to step up the swordplay lessons.

    Did you think people would just march along to their own toasting at the stake/hanging/beheading quietly? I think not!

    😉

  3. Oh, I forgot to ask: who gets to be the new Head Inquisitor? Gotta have one of those too, right?

  4. “AND IT’S ALL GRANDMÉRE MIMI’S FAULT”

    Wot MP would like to append to his every blog posting.

    ***

    Eh, my comment is the Coming Death of the CofE has been grossly exaggerated ever since Bloody Mary did her flame-y worst. To turn Wordsworth’s (?) words back upon him, I think they’ll be a CofE when the last votive light has been dimmed in front of the last Immaculate Heart of Mary Ever-Virgin weeping statue in St Pete’s. God is working God’s purpose out…

  5. I’m taking Grandmere Mimi out to lunch tomorrow in Chinatown. I’ll ask her about her ecclesiastical mortality planning.

    (Sorry about the lack of a grave accent over “Grandmere”. I couldn’t be arsed to find the character on the keyboard.)

  6. I’m surprised she’s slumming it with you, Chris. I mean you are nowhere near as high profile as her other meet ups in London.

  7. Well, Fr. MadPriest, I am honoured that she is going to have lunch with me when other more powerful C of E moguls might be clamouring for a bite to eat…

  8. Execute Methodists? We are perfectly capable of executing each other and we’d probably be only too happy to do it without benefit of synods etc