From Canon Christopher Hall
Sir, - The Dean of Westminster, the Very Revd John Hall, is
happy to "sneak in his new tower", as you describe his £19-million
project (News, 6
March). Archbishop Michael Ramsey led the C of E delegation to
the Anglican Congress in Toronto in 1963. The Dean may recall that
the Congress appealed to the rich Anglican provinces to give to the
less well-off a pound for every pound they spent on themselves.
The next Lent, C of E parishes engaged in the "No Small Change"
studies. The following year, Derby Cathedral appealed for funds to
build its retro-choir. In response to my reminder of the Toronto
Appeal, the Provost claimed that "the richness of heart that builds
cathedrals also gives to the poor."
May one hope that my namesake will include £1 for £1 in his
appeal for the further £8 million he needs, and so prove the late
Provost Beddoes right?
Banbury OX15 0TB