Sunday, February 10, 2008

Another reason for Dr Williams to resign

People have been calling for the Dr William's resignation after his misguided comments about Sharia Law. But it seems to me that if he were to resign, it should be for a more important reason. In the private sector, CEOs routinely get pushed out because of falling customer numbers caused by their failure to market services that appeal to the public.

As CEO, Dr Williams has failed to market services

Looking at results might seem vulgar in the leisurely world of full-time Christianity, but the truth is that Dr Williams has failed to deliver. Figures published here and here for his first three years in office show declining Sunday church attendances each year, from 1,017,000 in 2003 to 983,000 in 2006.

While the Church of England's decline is, of course, good news for atheists, Anglicans should be asking this question: do they want their CEO to be a wooly-headed, media-unsavvy lefty, or a dynamic Stuart Rose-style executive who will reinvigorate the organisation?

Posted by Alex Singleton on 10 Feb 2008

1 comment:

  1. C of E seems to in decline - but Rowan Williams may hasten it.