What’s so amazing is, this is touted as News! As one of the comments summarizes: empty pews do not necessarily mean the congregation of like-minded individuals have gone to their just reward. Merely taken up residence in the the nuosphere called the Internet.
The media love religious prophecies of doom and gloom, especially when they come from former archbishops of Canterbury and the story can be spun into a tacit criticism of their successors. But George Carey has been predicting the imminent demise of the Church of England at least since 1996, when he first declared that the Church is always one generation away from extinction. That was almost a generation ago, and we’re still here. And if the Church is always one generation away from extinction, this Daily Mail headline tells us nothing new……… Church of England “on brink of extinction”