Jake Wallis Simons, writing in The Telegraph, talks about how, despite being “a couple of drinks away from atheism”, he still values the Church of England's role in society:
As paradoxical as it sounds, I value the institution of the Church of England, and its place in public life. The reason? Quite simply, I don’t think that pure secularism would be reliable enough as a guiding light. The Church, in my view, may be outmoded and superstitious in many ways, but it has an important contribution to make. Being at a remove from the cut and thrust of society, the church occupies a position that is defined – or is supposed to be defined – by exclusively moral concerns. If we were to silence its voice, we would lose a valuable source of counsel.
It's an intriguing take and the whole article is well worth a read.