From the Revd Ian Falconer
Sir, - I was amused (bemused?) at a recent newsletter from
the C of E Pensions Board. It appears that we pensioners are no
longer "members" or even "beneficiaries", but "customers".
As a traditionalist, I am a customer in a shop, but a passenger
on public transport, client at a solicitor's, patient at the
doctor's, guest at a hotel, patron of a pub, etc.
No doubt parish clergy will soon have to return
church-attendance figures as "no. of customers".
70 Lowgates, Staveley
Chesterfield S43 3TU