Friday, August 22, 2008

Workers find solace from Mammon in church

London Times reports on something positive coming out of the credit crisis -people going to church. Imagine, hard times driving people to God ! This is about St. Peter's Anglican Church in East London.

"Bibles and BlackBerrys may not be not an obvious combination but Jeremy Marshall, chief executive officer of private banking at Credit Suisse, who often takes the service, thinks the growing congregation may have something to do with the credit crunch.

“When times get tougher people think more about why they are here and they may ask themselves if there is more to life than making money,” he said. The streamlined services skip the hymns. “We stick to half an hour because many of our congregation have quite significant time constraints,” Mr Marshall explained."

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