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by | 9th, May 2003

‘HUNDREDS of churches are to be literally wiped off the map in what the Times describes as ‘an act of cartographic deconsecration’ by the Ordnance Survey.

‘We are not gathered here today…’

The Government’s map-maker is to remove symbols of churches which are no longer used as places of worship.

Given the parlous state of the Church Of England, that should just about put paid to every church in the country – including the ones which still have regular services.

But the move has been attacked by archaeologists, historians and conservation groups.

‘It’s crazy. It’s crackers,’ says church historian Richard Morris.

‘Maps are not just about getting from A to B, they’re about understanding where we live.’

Well, at least we now understand where we live – in a godless world.

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