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05 August 2016


I was recently talking to a school caretaker who told me he was the property manager. Norwich diocese (Letters, 29 April) calls its DAC secretary the Executive Officer for the Care and Development of Church Buildings. In the future, how will we style diocesan secretaries, archdeacons, deans, and bishops?


With tongue firmly in cheek, we offer these job titles: Bishop: Head of Ideas; Dean: Head of Processions and Celebrations; Archdeacon: Head of Enforcement; and Diocesan Secretary: Head of Everything Else.
(Canon) Dana Delap and Adrian Beney
Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh


When my granddaughter and her husband approached their new vicar about baptising their baby, he said: “We do not do infant baptisms in this church.” Surely this is Baptist and not Anglican doctrine?

D. B.


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