‘A Vicar’s Life’: Is this really a picture of the UK church?

Mar 13, 2018 by

by David Robertson, Christian Today:

BBC2 has just completed a six-part series in a behind-the-scenes look at the state of the Church of England in rural Herefordshire.

It has been a fascinating insight that reveals the good, the sad and the ugly in much of the church in the UK today.

The good: the four vicars are real characters. Rev Matthew Stafford, Rev Ruth Hulse, Father Matthew Cashmore and Rev Nicholas Lowton came across as lovely human beings, with warm and compassionate hearts and a desire to serve the people in their parishes. Their quirks and foibles only made them seem even more human. A large amount of what they do and how they live is to be admired although it would have been good to have a little more depth and analysis.

The sad:

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