March25 , 2023

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    With the growing secularism in Europe, churches in the United Kingdom have been devising ways to attract more people to go to church.

    For years, the Church of England has seen a decline in membership and less people attending services. To counter this, Church leaders are now considering asking preachers form other Christian congregations to bring in new preaching styles at the altar, according to the Associated Press.

    It’s the end of the snobbishness that the Church of England has confined itself with. —Gavin Ashenden, a former chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II

    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are the ones who allow preachers outside C of E to deliver sermons in its churches. Now, a proposal has been submitted which gives local bishops the authority to approve such actions.

    Gavin Ashenden, a former chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II, welcomes this initiative. “The Church of England thinks it can make itself more attractive by resorting to style,” he said. “It’s the end of the snobbishness that the Church of England has confined itself with.”

    If approved, the new rules w