The C of E, as ever, has a problem maintaining its churches. Sorry, 'faith buildings' in the new government parlance. The government reacts by opening the door to the possibility of funding if the C of E makes their 'faith buildings' available for 'community uses' and 'engage effectively in local and regional agendas'.
This government's use of the 'third sector' as an ancillary arm of the State has been well developed so far in its takeover of fake charities with generous funding, and this opens the way to extend this to churches. Just as long as they 'engage effectively in local and regional agendas'.
Right. So the next South London Home Made Wine and Cider Show will be held in Bermondsey Mosque, then. No? Of course not. It's only Christians that the government expects to bend their faith to accommodate socialist Mammon.