Church: how to get people to leave

This is one idea of six – see the cartoon Leaving Church for the full list, which has been sensibly filed in the cartoons section. This drawing is once again from the 2008 book ‘My Pew – Things I have seen from it’. See this and my other books of diagrams on my (newly constructed)…

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This is one idea of six – see the cartoon Leaving Church for the full list, which has been sensibly filed in the cartoons section.

This drawing is once again from the 2008 book ‘My Pew – Things I have seen from it’. See this and my other books of diagrams on my (newly constructed) Books page.

In-depth comment: These days the emphasis is all on getting people to come to church. There are various initiatives, such as Back of Church Sunday that encourage people to do so. These initiatives are beginning to achieve their goals, with some statistics showing that numbers of people going to church are static. I’m often static when I go to church.

But in the midst of all this success spare a thought for those whose job it is to get people out of church, especially churchwardens and vergers (or ‘virgers’, as people who like to call them that like to call them). They can’t go home and have their Sunday lunch until everyone has gone.

There’s a lesson there for us all. Can’t think what it is though. I’m not quite ready for Thought for the Day yet.