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Demas
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quote:
Originally posted by Pomona:
That's even before one considers whether there's something fundamentally wrong in the concept of encouraging the members to meet in some other way than as one body.

Many churches around my way have a main congregation and a separate Chinese or Korean congregation, often non-denominational or from a different denomination.

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Originally posted by Enoch:
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Originally posted by balaam:
Churches with only one worship space means that one service is too early and the other you will not be out until 12.30. ....

Churches with more than one worship space capable of being used for two different services simultaneously must be be very rare. That's even before one considers whether there's something fundamentally wrong in the concept of encouraging the members to meet in some other way than as one body.
A special case, of course, but the chaplaincy centre at my university had two chapels on either side of a central concourse. On most Sundays worship began together in the concourse before separating into "Anglican and Free Church" and "Roman Catholic". Personally I always preferred the joint services as that at least guaranteed a communion service and some sort of liturgy. The chaplaincy team at least had the charity to also hold a mid-week communion service.
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quote:
Originally posted by Demas:
Many churches around my way have a main congregation and a separate Chinese or Korean congregation, often non-denominational or from a different denomination.

Almost ubiquitous in British city churches. Some of the "guest" congregations are a lot bigger than the "hosts"!
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Yes, we were asked (some while ago) if we could host a Mar Thoma congregation on Sunday afternoon, initially just once a month, IIRC. Alas, they found another church, as parking at Our Place on a Sunday is difficult, and the Other Place has a bigger car park... [Frown]

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posted by Enoch
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Churches with more than one worship space capable of being used for two different services simultaneously must be be very rare. That's even before one considers whether there's something fundamentally wrong in the concept of encouraging the members to meet in some other way than as one body.
If you go to the 9.30am Parish Communion in St David's Cathedral you'll find two options: in English at the High Altar and in Welsh in the Lady Chapel.

Both congregations sing hymns at the same time, to the same tunes.

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Bishops Finger
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That must call for a high degree of precision timing and co-operation by the preachers - presumably each option has its sermon in its own language?

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EVERYTHING is in its own language: presumably because the organ carries throughout the building (a magnificent Willis, no less) they choose hymns that can be sung in either language depending on where in the building one is sitting.

But then they do things very well down there on the westernmost tip: at the end of every weekday evensog ALL the clergy on duty stand and chat/ shake hands, etc with every member of the congregation as they leave - something other cathedrals might try?

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Indeed, and that's something that would perhaps encourage people thus greeted to attend other services!

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Banners like this? (Our rector found this in a closet and shared it on Facebook.)

Banner

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quote:
Originally posted by Al Eluia:
Banners like this? (Our rector found this in a closet and shared it on Facebook.)

Banner

I can't open it.
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The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you're not in.
[Frown]

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quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
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Originally posted by Al Eluia:
Banners like this? (Our rector found this in a closet and shared it on Facebook.)

Banner

I can't open it.
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The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you're not in.
[Frown]

Neither can I.
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Same here - and, of course, we now ALL want to know what's on that banner!

[Help]

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Al Eluia

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OK, it's now posted on my Facebook page.

Scroll down a bit and you'll see my son and my granddaughter who was just born yesterday!

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Bishops Finger
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Aaagh! Page not found!

Is Outrage!

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Al Eluia

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Originally posted by Bishops Finger:
Aaagh! Page not found!

Is Outrage!

IJ

Do you mean the link to my Facebook page that I posted today? It worked for me. I wish I could just paste an image to the message board.

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Yes, it says that the page cannot be found, and that the link may be broken, or the page may have been removed.

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quote:
Originally posted by Chorister:
Went back to a former church to discover that a large screen had been put up - it would completely block off the choir stalls from the nave pews! I think different types of church furniture sends a strong message, although it might be misleading you'd be forgiven for thinking that you can read a lot about a church from just walking in through the door. Apparently the same church has decided the pulpit is no longer needed, so they have put it in a shed.

Sorry to be slow responding. I used to attend a church that had a truly ugly plywood sort-of-container for a pulpit, left over from the early '70s. No-one said anything at all when the rector took it apart and allowed it to exit through his fireplace. He then preached from the lectern or the center steps, which was far better.

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