Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Archbishop calls for more praying in churches

From the London Times-

The Archbishop of Canterbury has criticised churches that have too many events on their noticeboards. Churches should concentrate less on activities and more on "praying" he said at a service in Egypt, where is chairing the meeting of the Primates of the Anglican Communion.

Dr Rowan Williams, preaching at the dedication of the new St Mark's pro-cathedral in Alexandria, also criticised people who back-stab and undermine each other, interpreted as a reference to the internecine Anglican wars which seem to be drawing to a surprisingly peaceful close in this heartland of the Christian Creed.

Dr Williams told more than 30 Primates of the 38 provinces of the Anglican Communion who are in Alexandria in an attempt to heal the rift over homosexuality that all churches needed to make more room for prayer and place less emphasis on being so "busy".

The Archbishop, speaking appropriately in the city where the monastic movement was founded just a few centuries after the death of Christ, said: "Years ago I lived in a town where there was a very active church indeed. Outside this church was an enormous noticeboard.


1 comment:

Daniel Weir said...

The Archbishop's comments are quoted in a blog entry - "Branding" - at http://frdanweir.blogspot.com/