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“I question the sanity of wanting to take over from parishes something which they have dealt with adequately for centuries.”I’m sorry Mr Hall, but that isn’t washing with me. Churches have been found out. There’s no problem with extras being charged where applicable and yes, if you need to hire the choir then there is a cost associated. But the Birmingham Mail report talks of heating being an extra. HEATING?!?!? When I go to Morrisons I don’t get charged £20 for my shopping and then have a fee added for heating. Why should churches be any different? The Diocese of Lichfield, like so many other religious institutions, need to get with the real world if they’re going to prosper in increasingly sceptical times. And at a time when finances are stretched, surely the churches have a duty to their congregation to be up front about costs?