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Piloting a take-off

by Margaret Duggan

THE DIOCESE of Birmingham was only trying out a Back to Church Sunday drive: one pilot scheme in each deanery. But the success was undoubted, and they will “roll it out across the diocese next year”, says Jessica Foster of the Bishop’s staff.

A few days before the special Sunday, the Bishop, the Rt Revd David Urquhart, visited 14 of the churches on his motorbike (pictured at St Mark’s, Londonderry, in Smethwick), clocking up more than 100 miles in under 12 ...

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