08 February 2024, The Tablet

The power of parochial thinking

by Alison Milbank

The slow death of the parish

The power of parochial thinking

The annual social benefit of Christian churches is estimated at £5 billion.
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The parish system is at the heart of the Church of England, and is designed to serve the entire community, but an Anglican priest and scholar argues that it is at risk of being destroyed.

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