The Laying on of Hands – Alan Bennett

This is a quick read, nothing wrong with that. It also gives a frighteningly accurate account of the spiritual bankruptcy of the Church of England today. Mr Bennett is shrewdly observant and his descriptions strip away the façade to reveal the rather pathetic motive beneath. As with all Mr Bennett’s writing, again here’s one which leaves the reader with a forlorn sense, although at times it’s quite difficult to see why.

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