I am profoundly worried by any minister who makes a statement that he is leaving the Church of England '...and taking my people with me.' Maybe it's knowing the wonderful set of free-thinking Christians who make up Trendlewood Church but if, and it's unlikely, I ever opted out of the glorious set of Jesus-followers of many hues who make up the Diocese of Bath and Wells, I would not dare to presume that everyone would share my view and come with me.
Far less would I have the cheek, the gall, to say to the Diocese, 'Oh by the way we're leaving, going to become Roman Catholics, can we keep your building?' But this is what, I believe, the Bishop of Ebbsfleet is saying here. I agree it is a report in the Telegraph but the gist seems clear.
Christianity has a nomadic heritage. God does not reside in buildings erected by human hands. If you feel you have to leave, have a go at being a community in transit. Or go to the Roman Catholic Church.
I needed that.