Monday 11 July 2022

Edward Norman said many years ago that the Church of England is falling into the sea



Evelyn Waugh concluded his life of St Edmund Campion with an account of the saint being hanged, drawn and quartered and the observation that the Church of England had some way to go before it became the institution portrayed in Anthony Trollope's novels. 

Neither its 16th century bloody origins nor the hierarchical world of Trollope's Dr Grantley are visible now.

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