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MADem

(135,425 posts)
8. Looks like your parish is the exception rather than the rule.
Fri Jul 3, 2015, 11:09 PM
Jul 2015

I went a - hunting, and every link I clicked on had that bit I clipped upthread, or similar verbiage. They want one Christian with a baptismal certificate in the union, but otherwise, they're flexible. If you're not a member of the home team, of course, you're opening your wallet. That's only fair, I should think.

The nicer churches will charge a sweet bundle for using the venue, but people who want a pretty church and who are rich will shell out the dough. Some of those churches are very beautiful, especially the seaside ones.

I think this policy is a) Very nice for people of "lapsed" faith, b) Very sensible, and c) Very inclusive of the Episcopalians, actually. They welcome people, they recognize that their churches are beautiful buildings and religious venues that can "handle" people of different views, without the church itself having a fit and feeling aggrieved.

I tip my hat to them, and think that if they're that cool, they might draw people to join them just because they're so nice to people who need/want a nice marriage experience and have no home church at present.

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