OPPOSED: The Bishop of Blackburn, the Rt Rev Julian Henderson, on Remembrance Sunday
Thursday 16 July 2015
LANCASHIRE’S three Anglican Bishops have joined forces to condemn the proposed extension to Sunday trading hours.
The county’s top three Church of England clergy say they are “concerned” by the plan announced by Chancellor George Osborne in last week’s budget to allow shops to stay open longer on the Sabbath.
While I am sure that promises will be made to safeguard such people, inevitably over time pressure will be brought upon them and those wishing to keep Sunday clear of work will be disadvantaged in the employment market.Rt Rev Julian Henderson
The Bishops of Blackburn, Lancaster and Burnley oppose the idea and say it will erode even further what should be “a special day of the week.”