Monday, 24 September 2007

Bishops aim to up Church numbers

Two West Midlands bishops have launched unusual campaigns to get more people to go to church.

The Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Rev Jonathan Gledhill, is appearing in radio advertisements urging people to reconsider going to church.

On Monday the Bishop of Birmingham, the Rt Rev David Urquhart, was visiting 13 of his parishes by motorbike.

Both moves are part of the UK-wide campaign called Back To Church Sunday, being held on 30 September.

Bishop Gledhill is believed to be the first Church of England bishop to appear in a radio commercial.

His diocese covers Staffordshire, areas of Shropshire and the Black Country. Read more

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