Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Last Rites: The End of the Church of England” as Want to Read:
Last Rites: The End of the Church of England
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Last Rites: The End of the Church of England

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Dire Sunday services, shrinking congregations, and financial meltdown are the realities of the contemporary Church of England. In this controversial book, Michael Hampson, who worked as a parish priest for 13 years, examines why the Church of England is in such crisis. He describes a church irreconcilably divided between liberals and evangelicals, shackled by tradition and ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Granta UK
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Last Rites, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Last Rites

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-12)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Marc Maitland
This is a very well-written (if partisan) book detailing what has happened to the Church of England since the Reformation, but concentrating on the 20th Century.

Most useful of all is a glossary at the end which, for someone like me on the fringes of the Anglican Church, nicely defines such concepts as Evangelism and Evangelicalism, and the differences between the Charismatic and Evangelical traditions etc.

Against a background of diminishing Church attendance, and the various splits that have o
Sean O'Connor
Sean O'Connor rated it really liked it
Jul 12, 2015
Ian rated it really liked it
Aug 29, 2012
Pete rated it it was ok
Aug 05, 2015
Robert rated it really liked it
Feb 26, 2010
Fiona rated it really liked it
Jun 30, 2007
Diana marked it as to-read
Aug 01, 2012
Nschwart marked it as to-read
Dec 17, 2012
Simon marked it as to-read
Jul 16, 2013
Mercia McMahon
Mercia McMahon marked it as to-read
Oct 16, 2014
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book