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General Synod round-up: fees, parsonages, and a regrettable omission

From the Revd Alan J. Bell

Sir, — Given the present state and future prospects for clergy pensions, income from the occasional offices is a vital part of the income of many retired priests. In its forthcoming debate on funeral fees (News, 25 January), the Synod must distinguish between the crem cowboys, who should be put out of business by discipline exercised by the bishops, and the retired, who take ...

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