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.
St James Vicarage
Pudsey LS28 8RA