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Are Church Near You website hits an anomaly?

06 December 2019

Write, if you have a question that you would like answered, or an answer to any of the questions below


Your questions: As the Church Near You editor for a rural benefice of 15 churches, I am puzzled that the site for each church consistently receives 70-100 hits per week (4500 per church per year). This is larger than the population for the whole benefice. It is not reflected in attendance at services, visitors, or enquiries to the churches. Why are these figures so high, and do other churches have anomalously high figures?

G. K.


If a priest ordained by a woman bishop feels called to minister in a traditionalist Anglo-Catholic parish (which requires assurance of ordination by one consecrated in the male apostolic succession), what is the provision?

S. D.-B.


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