Church of England ‘one generation from extinction’ says former archbishop

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George Carey, former archbishop of Canterbury, celebrates Communion during a meeting of the Anglican primates in North Carolina in 2001. Photo by James Rosenthal / Anglican Communion News Service

George Carey, former archbishop of Canterbury, celebrates Communion during a meeting of the Anglican primates in North Carolina in 2001. Photo by James Rosenthal / Anglican Communion News Service

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(RNS) A former Archbishop of Canterbury has warned that the Church of England faces extinction in less than 25 years unless it can attract more young people now.