this article which caught my eye. And it was the comments as much as the main article. A number of them suggested that the vicar was wrong to sack the choir because the impact was a reduction in numbers and, they assumed, giving. Interestingly a churchwarden then posted that numbers are up as is giving! Does that mean that those people who thought this was a bad thing now think that it is a good one?
And do we think that numbers are the only measure of success in a church? Of course numbers count (groan J), but surely whether people are on a journey counts for something too?