I really should give Last Rites a plug.
Its about the best book I have read about the sad and sorry institution called the Church of England in the last few years.
I won't spoil it for you, but have a look at http://www.LastRites.co.uk
The most loathsome bishop in the Church of England hates it - a so-called progressive who thinks he is left-wing but justifies church homophobia to the hilt. The sort of sickening bastard which makes me glad that I will this year, and in future years, be having a church-free Christmas! So, if he hates the book, then it must be good....