Thursday, January 8, 2009

Is This the Most 'Welcoming' Church in Britain?

A church's sign often tells you a lot about the church that meets in that building, whether it is conservative, trendy, liberal or just very strange. Liberal church signs are often extremely interesting. After all, if you don't believe in the inerrancy of the Bible, then what are you going to say? Well, one congregation in the very liberal United Reformed Church denomination wants you to know that they'll welcome you no matter what:

Yes, you read that sign correctly. This is not the product of the 'Church Sign Generator', it is a genuine photograph taken in the streets of a British city. Cardiff, to be exact. The congregation is the City United Reformed Church.

Of course you may find things less than welcoming if you come inside as a Bible-believing confessional Christian, but there you go, we all draw the line somewhere.


Gordan said...

In my town, a church just started up that calls itself the First Holiness Church of the World.

That strikes me as similar to "First Dieter's Church of Morbid Obesity."

Jonathan Hunt said...

The sign, for a hip and trendy open and affirming church, is terribly dated. Of course, it has the advantage that they can add any other terms they missed out in due course.