From Mavis Jacobs
Sir, - Why is there a reluctance in some of our prominent
churches and cathedrals to announce in advance the name of the
designated celebrant at the eucharist?
For some reason, it is appropriate to inform us online of the
name of the person who will be preaching at a particular service,
which is interesting but not greatly important, but not to tell us
who will preside, which is vital information for the
When attempting to find a church when away on holiday, or for
some other reason obliged to worship away from home, we are being
faced with the embarrassment of sitting through a service, unable
to receive the Sacrament, while possibly near at hand there is
another more accommodating church.
This looks like an attempt to bully us into submission, but in
reality, I hope, is more likely to be a lack of understanding about
If the promise to give us an honoured place in the Church of
England is sincere, then this apparently deliberate attempt to make
life difficult for us will be amended.
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