Posted: Dec 31, 2013 11:24 am
by quisquose
Antony Jenkins, chief executive of Barclays bank, was the guest editor on the Today Programme this morning and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was invited on as a guest speaker, as part of the Barclays chief's leadership-themed edition of the programme.

Justin Welby was forced to admit that the Pope was his "man of the year", but I also noted that when he was asked if he was worried about falling congregations he said he was not since they have god on their side, but then Archbishop Welby's commented that "good vicars" result in "growing congregations".

I think he's got his arse about tit here, and what he really thinks is "growing congregations" result in "good vicars", or he's confusing "good vicars" with charismatic vicars?

I can think of many occasions where result where the Church has lauded "good vicars" for their "growing congregations" only to find they weren't very good at all.

Here in Sheffield Chris Brain and the Nine O'Clock Service for one:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_O'Clock_Service