Cunobelin wrote:Cyril Haearn wrote:When may one tick off a church, does one have to go inside or attend a service? I like to circumnavigate the building and picnic outside. This will keep you busy for a while, +1
I like to investigate the inside of churches as that is where the secrets and treasures tend to be
I have attended services, but mainly in error!
Typical was one small country church at the end of a footpath.
It looked quiet, but when I opened the door, an elderly lady thrust the Order of Service for a funeral in my hand and guided me in.
Even though hardly dressed for the event, It would have been churlish to have backed out so I attended the Funeral of what appeared to be a lovely elderly man, who had coincidentally served in the Navy at one point
Plus One for attending church services, I should do it more often*
It is a bit like a free concert, one may admire the building at leisure, let ones thoughts wander, enjoy the biblical language. Some pulpits have egg-timers to stop the preacher -pontificating- too long
* actually I attended an open-air service yesterday
In Plattdeutsch ("low German"), +1