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My diocese faces extinction, warns New Zealand bishop

by a staff reporter

THE New Zealand diocese of Dunedin is at the “point of collapse” after years of financial decline, its Bishop has announced.

The Bishop, Dr Kelvin Wright wrote to all his clergy, warning them of the “grave situation”. He later posted the letter on his blog.

Falling numbers of people who attend church, and a decline in the real level of giving meant that some par­ishes were already “on the very edge of ceasing to exist altogether”, he wrote.

“We ...

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