It’s in St Mark’s Gospel that we’re told that it’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.

The Bible also tells us that the love of money is the root of all evil, yet the seemingly sin-ridden worlds of investments and big banking are cohabiting quite happily with Christianity.

St Margaret Lothbury is one of the oldest churches in London. It’s the parish church of the Bank of England and other financial institutions in the square mile, but unlike other Church of England churches, it has no services on a Sunday.

Weekdays however are a completely different matter. At a recent service I watched hundreds of expensively dressed City workers dance and sing and pray along with a Christian band who were providing the music for the worshippers.

The Reverend Jeremy Crossley has been the vicar at St Margaret’s for more than 11 years. He thinks there’s no conflict between Christianity and making money.

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