Baby out with the bath?

Published May 1, 2012

I think it is important that we make our churches as welcoming and friendly as possible, but not by diluting Anglicanism or going with “non-gospel scripture readings.” Could the Rev. Canon Cathie Crawford not have kept the one service that everyone was used to, and added another more upbeat one at a different time? We have to respect and accommodate people where they are in their spirituality, not push them.I feel very sad for the parish of St. John the Evangelist in Thorold, Ont. Has the rector thrown the baby out with the bathwater?


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