A Religious Experience: church without the churchianity

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Years ago, when I was a churchgoer, our minister had a term I liked: churchianity; I guess it referred to all that’s destructive about organised religion. (Please don’t think I’m passing comment on personal faith – it’s personal, and people are entitled to believe and worship whatever and however best suits them, me included.)

In another church in my past I came to love one (and only one) particular hymn, and when I picked up a hymnal in this little Uniting Church nestled beside a lake, I dug around in the index of first lines to find it – it’s pictured at top right. I always thought I’d love to have it played at my funeral.

In this church, I was there to admire the architecture and soak up the blessed serenity of the space. And take one or two photos.

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One thought on “A Religious Experience: church without the churchianity

  1. Hey Melanie,
    I am enjoying this church topic. Are you able to say where this dear little church is situated?
    It looks very well maintained and restful.
    Do you remember the old days – actually you probably don’t as you are not old, but there would be a Harvest Thanksgiving day, and everyone would bring in a sheaf of wheat, or a pumpkin, oranges, butter, melons – all that sort of stuff that had been hand produced on the farm – we are talking – gulp- less than half a century (that still sounds bad) ago.
    Does not pay to release the memories – ha ha!

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