What else do we want to say to Bishop Malcolm in response to his proposals?
Are there other topics to consider in answering the bishop’s question as to whether “the proposed link is reasonable?” Are there any “reasoned amendments” we’d want to suggest to the bishop?
Think I have made all the comments I feel able to make for the Bishop, except in terms of Catholics being a bit less inward looking generally. I think there is much we could learn from the other churches about reaching out to the community at large – except geographically St Francis of Assisi in Long Eaton does not lend itself to such activities.
I would like to tell the Bishop that I think he has a mammoth task here and our prayers are with him.
I’m not sure that the prosposed link is a natural one. However geographically we arenot easily placed for a natural link. Whatever the Bishop proposes we will have to make work as the alternative could be closure of churches, which would present even more difficulties. What has happened in other dioceses – we can’t be the only one facing this problem?
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