This in via Anglican Samizdat:
In the UK, post offices and churches are both in decline. St. James in West Hamstead has decided – not unlike Canadian Anglican and Lutheran denominations – to pool its decline with the post office’s so they can wither away together.
St. James is an inclusive church:
We are Inclusive Churches welcoming all regardless of age, gender, background, ethnicity, disability or sexuality. We take pride in being progressive in our support for the inclusion of all people in the Church of God – gay or straight, male or female, black or white, old or young.
Now it even includes a post office.
If the church used this as a method of spreading the good news of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ, it could be a good thing. As it is, the vicar seems to be more interested in meetings, gatherings, social events and debt counselling.
Interestingly, the vicar is Rev Andrew Cain who recently married an atheist – an atheist who also happens to be a man. The good news for him is, if his bishop fires him, he can always work in the post office.
You can’t make this stuff up.