Every since we broke the story of St Sepulchre’s, the National Musicians Church, telling musicians they are unwelcome, signs have appeared of a civil war in London churches between traditional Anglicans and Evangelicals.
The battle has just taken a nasty new turn with a salvo from St Sep’s former director of music, Andrew Earis, describing how the church’s mission is being traduced.
Dr Earis writes: Gradually, PCC members left and were replaced with those from the new ministries. The “Henry Wood” meeting- and rehearsal-room was restyled the 24/7 prayer room. And the church was used for a whole host of new activities, including a notable youth event with caged football in the church nave. Many felt that this was deeply unfaithful to the legacy and history that had been inherited.
Read his full article here.