Monday, July 11, 2005

Mission to England

Missionary takes on tough test in darkest Telford

Shropshire town is among most secular in Britain

David Ward and Tom Edwards
Monday July 11, 2005
The Guardian

Telford, the Shropshire town named after the great engineer of the industrial revolution, is one of the most secular places in Britain, according to the Church of England: fewer than one in a hundred residents attends an Anglican church and adult churchgoing has declined by 20% in 10 years.

Now the Church Mission Society (CMS), in collaboration with the Lichfield diocese, has decided to send in a missionary who will start work among the 150,000 residents next month and stay for seven years.

Read the rest of the article HERE. This is the type of thing we're working on developing in the US, too, but they're a little further along in the UK.


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