One of the trends going on in our modern world (reports the Economist) is that pubs are meeting in churches and churches are meeting in cinemas. Who knows where cinemas are meeting.
“The cinema layout also gives the congregation a good view of the stage and therefore of the pastor, who tends to be the star of the show.”
Perhaps they should think of inventing big sort of screen things to keep the congregation and the people up front separated. They could make them wooden and ornate.
(Sorry, that was a very poor attempt at an ecclesiastical sort of a joke which will only be understood by 40% of Anglicans and about 7% of everybody else.)