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(Daily Mail)   Church decides to remove 700-year-old pews because obese and disabled people can't fit down the aisle. Surprisingly some people are outraged over this   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2020-08-03 6:32:26 AM  
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2020-08-03 6:37:54 AM  
"But they also say that getting rid of the 16 rows of pews would remove a potential 'embarrassment' involving overweight brides and grooms squeezing down the aisle."

Don't they usually get front row?
 
2020-08-03 6:40:17 AM  
I have enough trouble with 100+ year old houses and their door frames.
 
2020-08-03 6:43:10 AM  
Man, and I thought I was a bad interior decorator.

Not even moving the chairs in seven centuries is pretty hardcore, man.  Is St. Andrew the patron saint of your worst college roommate who once left the dishes in the sink for over a month and uses the couch in the lobby as a laundry hamper?

// I joke, but when you think about it, Andrew wasonly in the group because his much cooler brother insisted they let him hang out with them, and he contributed so little he pissed off Luke to the point of not even being mentioned in his gospel... we may be on to something here, lads!
 
2020-08-03 6:44:53 AM  
If the pews were '700 years old' they would be from the 14th century and this story would be rather more interesting.   They are a bunch of VICTORIAN pews, and  not particularly special.
 
2020-08-03 6:45:24 AM  
The church is 700 years old.

The pews are ~120 to ~160

They are described as 'Victorian' - but I don't know if that's a stylistic reference or merely a description of the reign in which they were installed.

/since this is the Daily Mail, I now doubt the existence of Queen Victoria and churches
 
2020-08-03 6:45:52 AM  
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Let's turn this biatch into a Caturday on Monday!
 
2020-08-03 6:46:50 AM  
I'm more outraged that only two people in the picture are wearing masks.
 
2020-08-03 6:47:04 AM  
Wow, yet another inaccurate Fark.com headline.

The 32 Victorian pews have been put up for sale for £200 each as part of alterations to the inside of Grade II listed St Andrew's Church in the Dorset village of Okeford Fitzpaine.

The Church is 700 years old, but the pews in question aren't.  They date to the 19th Century, during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837 - 1901), so at the very most they are 183 years old, and may be as "new" at 119 years old.

So it's not like this church hasn't been renovated before.
 
2020-08-03 6:47:42 AM  

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Let's not and say we did.
 
2020-08-03 6:50:28 AM  
Church decides to remove 700-year-old pews because obese and disabled people can't fit down the aisle.

If you want to see obese, then you should see some American preachers.
 
2020-08-03 6:51:40 AM  

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dittybopper: Let's not and say we did.

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2020-08-03 6:56:17 AM  
Someone rescue Dolly from these tards.
 
2020-08-03 6:57:53 AM  

wildcardjack: I have enough trouble with 100+ year old houses and their door frames.


My house is 160 years old, and I'm 6'3". You learn to adapt to the lower doors after a few painful lessons, trust me!

Most of the doorways are fine, there are a few that are 5'9" or so, they're the bastards that will sneak up on you. But it's worth it for the 12" ceilings 😍
 
2020-08-03 7:03:08 AM  

Cormee: wildcardjack: I have enough trouble with 100+ year old houses and their door frames.

My house is 160 years old, and I'm 6'3". You learn to adapt to the lower doors after a few painful lessons, trust me!

Most of the doorways are fine, there are a few that are 5'9" or so, they're the bastards that will sneak up on you. But it's worth it for the 12" ceilings 😍



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2020-08-03 7:03:14 AM  
As an obese atheist who is respectful of other people's religious beliefs, I feel like I need to say BAHAHAHAAA.  F*CK YOU GUYS, LOL!!
 
2020-08-03 7:06:35 AM  
Churches should start putting in those oversized reclining seats you see on movie theaters now. Maybe they should get the ones with built-in food trays like the dine in theaters use.

Get with the times.
 
2020-08-03 7:10:41 AM  
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2020-08-03 7:14:22 AM  

fasahd: "But they also say that getting rid of the 16 rows of pews would remove a potential 'embarrassment' involving overweight brides and grooms squeezing down the aisle."

Don't they usually get front row?


They're talking about down the main aisle, not between the individual pews to get to a seat.
 
2020-08-03 7:14:45 AM  
Victorian pews are ten a penny in England, and most Victorian stuff is pretty much ugly junk. A church is supposed to be about the people in it not furniture to please stuffy old fools. fark them.

/I mean as far as I'm concerned turn it into something useful like a homeless shelter because religion fah, but if you must do it you could at least show some humility and sense.
 
2020-08-03 7:18:45 AM  

big pig peaches: Churches should start putting in those oversized reclining seats you see on movie theaters now. Maybe they should get the ones with built-in food trays like the dine in theaters use.

Get with the times.


and serve shiatty natchos and soft drinks.
 
2020-08-03 7:21:02 AM  

FrancoFile: Cormee: wildcardjack: I have enough trouble with 100+ year old houses and their door frames.

My house is 160 years old, and I'm 6'3". You learn to adapt to the lower doors after a few painful lessons, trust me!

Most of the doorways are fine, there are a few that are 5'9" or so, they're the bastards that will sneak up on you. But it's worth it for the 12" ceilings 😍


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Oops!

Surely there were better pictures of leprechauns available though?
 
2020-08-03 7:24:26 AM  

big pig peaches: Churches should start putting in those oversized reclining seats you see on movie theaters now. Maybe they should get the ones with built-in food trays like the dine in theaters use.

Get with the times.


Only if they make little pop-up dispensers for your wafer and wine.
 
2020-08-03 7:27:31 AM  
FTFA: The church authorities state this will make it easier for disabled people and wheelchair users to access the nave as well as allow the congregation to socially distance.
 
2020-08-03 7:27:50 AM  
Having dealt with a few church renovation plans over the years, it amazes me out how it brings out the pettiest things in people. I wonder if certain families, whose Great-Great-Grandmama paid for pews, are behind the mess because they would lose their "status"?

As it stands, it wouldn't surprise me this little Parish is probably near dissolution.
 
2020-08-03 7:30:49 AM  
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2020-08-03 7:35:21 AM  
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2020-08-03 7:35:53 AM  
I thought obesity was an American problem.
 
2020-08-03 7:36:09 AM  

Salmon: big pig peaches: Churches should start putting in those oversized reclining seats you see on movie theaters now. Maybe they should get the ones with built-in food trays like the dine in theaters use.

Get with the times.

and serve shiatty natchos and soft drinks.


And beer. Can't forget the beer. And drugs, lots of drugs...
 
2020-08-03 7:38:17 AM  

Brakeline: I thought obesity was an American problem.


We don't even crack the top 10, although we are the fattest nation that isn't a Pacific Island nation.
 
2020-08-03 7:38:29 AM  

Salmon: big pig peaches: Churches should start putting in those oversized reclining seats you see on movie theaters now. Maybe they should get the ones with built-in food trays like the dine in theaters use.

Get with the times.

and serve shiatty natchos and soft drinks.


They already serve sh*tty cookies and wine, but you gotta stand in line for it.
 
2020-08-03 7:38:44 AM  

big pig peaches: Churches should start putting in those oversized reclining seats you see on movie theaters now. Maybe they should get the ones with built-in food trays like the dine in theaters use.

Get with the times.


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2020-08-03 7:40:52 AM  
RIP FAKE PEWS...
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2020-08-03 7:43:05 AM  

Brakeline: I thought obesity was an American problem.


Oh, it is: But I think it's one of our most successful exports, too.
 
2020-08-03 7:46:41 AM  
 
2020-08-03 7:49:00 AM  
Surprise difficulty: not in the US.
 
2020-08-03 7:50:15 AM  

ukexpat: Surprise difficulty: not in the US.


They better not touch those 700 year old churches in the US.
 
2020-08-03 7:52:10 AM  

dittybopper: Wow, yet another inaccurate Fark.com headline.

The 32 Victorian pews have been put up for sale for £200 each as part of alterations to the inside of Grade II listed St Andrew's Church in the Dorset village of Okeford Fitzpaine.

The Church is 700 years old, but the pews in question aren't.  They date to the 19th Century, during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837 - 1901), so at the very most they are 183 years old, and may be as "new" at 119 years old.

So it's not like this church hasn't been renovated before.


It probably caused a controversy back then too.
 
2020-08-03 7:59:22 AM  
I let out a pew today that smelled at least 700years old. Wife had to leave the room and everything.
 
2020-08-03 8:08:43 AM  
Potential embarrassment? So, they basically admit there has never been an issue, they just want to future proof.  Do male pastors get all worked up over weight issues?
 
2020-08-03 8:09:51 AM  
Well, you can't really expect a church to go around saying, "Go be fat somewhere else"; that's just bad form.
 
2020-08-03 8:11:17 AM  
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A couple Dukes and Duchesses Lardassfordsshire in there. What, they drink butter pint? WTF
 
2020-08-03 8:19:07 AM  

dittybopper: Wow, yet another inaccurate Fark.com headline.


Based on the inaccurate Daily Mail headline?

Pew must be joking! Outrage over plan to remove 700-year-old benches from church in case obese people can't fit down the aisle
700-year-old pews at St Andrew's Church in Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset, on sale
 
2020-08-03 8:21:24 AM  

Cormee: wildcardjack: I have enough trouble with 100+ year old houses and their door frames.

My house is 160 years old, and I'm 6'3". You learn to adapt to the lower doors after a few painful lessons, trust me!

Most of the doorways are fine, there are a few that are 5'9" or so, they're the bastards that will sneak up on you. But it's worth it for the 12" ceilings 😍


12 inch ceilings? Do you have a portal to John Malkovich's head in there?
 
2020-08-03 8:33:54 AM  
This is what happens when their lords let them eat cake.
 
2020-08-03 8:34:54 AM  
Churches used to have crying rooms for infants.

Make fatty rooms.
 
2020-08-03 8:35:09 AM  

Cormee: wildcardjack: I have enough trouble with 100+ year old houses and their door frames.

My house is 160 years old, and I'm 6'3". You learn to adapt to the lower doors after a few painful lessons, trust me!

Most of the doorways are fine, there are a few that are 5'9" or so, they're the bastards that will sneak up on you. But it's worth it for the 12" ceilings 😍


You're impressed with 12 inch ceilings?
 
2020-08-03 8:35:10 AM  
This is why Jesus held his big gatherings out on a hillside.  Reserved the meeting room for board meetings/suppers.
 
2020-08-03 8:37:49 AM  

Ruthven13: Salmon: big pig peaches: Churches should start putting in those oversized reclining seats you see on movie theaters now. Maybe they should get the ones with built-in food trays like the dine in theaters use.

Get with the times.

and serve shiatty natchos and soft drinks.

And beer. Can't forget the beer. And drugs, lots of drugs...


Other than the opiate of the people?
 
2020-08-03 8:39:57 AM  
I'll bet hardly any of those people go to church and put money in the collection. Everyone loves their village church in England. But they don't go, don't contribute, and then complain when someone wants to turn it into flats.
 
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