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Church Times: Class divide at church must be addressed, new study suggests

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https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2017/4-august/news/uk/class-divide-at-church-must-be-addressed-suggests-new-study

The Church in the UK is dominated by the middle class, who must eschew superior attitudes and empower working-class culture if the dearth of working-class people in their congregations is to be reversed.

This is the message of A Church for the Poor (David C. Cook), a new book whose authors, Martin Charlesworth and Natalie Williams, straddle the class divide.

"If the poor or working-class are uncomfortable in our churches, we don't need to convert them to our middle-class ways," the authors write. "We need to move out of our comfort zones and accept them as they are."

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