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Come planting?

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20 March 2015

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From the Revd Nicholas Clews
Sir, - Despite being what many would regard as a traditional Catholic, I was delighted to read that the Bishop of London is proposing a "bishop for church-plants" (News, 6 March). I spent part of a sabbatical last year visiting and researching Fresh Expressions and church-plants. I was impressed with the hard work and imagination that I saw.

I, like many clergy, have neither the natural ability nor the training to be any kind of pioneer minister, but I want to affirm the work of those who are. In many parts of the country, the Church of England is struggling to survive and we cannot afford to turn up our noses at what seem to be unorthodox means.

NICHOLAS CLEWS
St James Vicarage
Galloway Court
Pudsey LS28 8RA

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