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Bishop calls for shorter church services

REDUCED: Anglican leader says church services should be cut

AN ANGLICAN church leader has said that more people would attend church if the services were shorter.

Speaking to a group of clergy in the diocese of London, The Rev Jonathan Gledhill, the Bishop of Lichfield claimed that worship services have become too long and should be no longer than 50 minutes.

He said “One of the reasons for our recent decline in churchgoing is we are not making the occasional worshipper feel welcome. You have got to be quite tough to come to some of our services if you are not a regular attender. We're praying for longer and we're singing for longer."

Rev Gledhill stated that clergy need to make sure that their sermons aren’t too long, claiming that people's “attention spans aren't what they used to be."

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