From the Revd John Ward
Sir, - Does Canon Angus Ritchie own a
TV channel or a national newspaper? If not, how can the Church tell
the story of its success (Comment, 2
November) unless that story is of interest to the BBC, ITV, or
If it is of no interest to them, what
hope in the newspapers? All of our mass media are run by convinced
secularists, who regard the Church as irrelevant but loony enough
for a bit of light relief - something vividly illustrated by the
way in which the Archbishop of Canterbury has been treated.
In about 1994, I joined in a huge
ecumenical lobby of the House of Commons on behalf of the homeless.
The 10 p.m. news on both BBC and ITV ignored it.
A. JOHN WARD
6 Lower Forge
Bridgnorth WV16 5LQ