Anglicanism nevertheless survives as the state religion in what is now a multicultural, multi-faith, but mostly faithless society. So, is it any longer relevant to the mass of its citizens?
Bishop Welby acknowledged on Friday he was taking over at “a time of spiritual hunger.”
Summing up the challenge that had confronted Rowan Williams, the departing Archbishop, Fraser Nelson wrote in the Daily Telegraph that, “Dr. Williams has had to keep the Church alive in one of the least religious countries on earth.”