So why would you want to remove the pews from the Cathedral? Well – you begin to see the point when you gather around the Cross in the very middle of the Cathedral on Good Friday. We explored the symbols – hands, water for Pilate to wash his hands, crown of thorns, thirty pieces of silver. It’s the kind of worship that you wouldn’t have to be a churchgoer to get something out of – and surely that’s the point for a mission-facing church.
For something completely different, if you want to see what I said to the Diocesan Synod last week, it’s here