Foundation or Facade? The State of Christianity in Great Britain


(Photo: Shifting stone, Highgate Cemetery.  Credit: Wendy Sherer)

Few would argue that the Anglican Church is the established religion of Great Britain, but what significance does Christianity still have—if any—in the life of the United Kingdom?  Wendy Sherer initiates a conversation that includes practicing and non-practicing Christians, atheists and vicars, bishops and bartenders—to get to the heart of our state religion, and find out whether it still holds a place in the hearts of Britons.

Raised and educated in the U.S., Wendy Sherer served for thirteen years as an ordained Lutheran minister.  In 2011 she moved to London and earned a Masters in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Westminster.  Wendy has written and presented a series of short features called Postcards from London, which were broadcast in 2012-13 on WGTE Public Radio in Toledo, Ohio, based on her observations of a newcomer to the capital.  She maintains membership (and occasionally preaches) at St. Anne’s Lutheran Church in The City.

Presenter/Producer
Wendy Sherer

Contributors
Diane Munday
Bishop Richard Chartres
Matt Plen
Rev. Clare Herbert
Dr. Eric Kaufmann
Jeremy Tipping
John Hughesdon
Sally Barnes
Richard Gray

Related Links
David Cameron’s article in Church Times
Letter to The Telegraph
British Humanist Association
The Lords Spiritual
2011 UK Census – Religious Data
St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
St. Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square
St. Helen’s & St. Peter’s, Wheathampstead
Masorti Judaism
The Saw Doctors (music used in programme)
St. Mary-at-Hill Church
Church of England Closed Churches Division
O’Neill’s, Muswell Hill

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