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2021-02-14 5:09:37 AM  
But unfortunately that church does not exist anymore.
 
2021-02-14 5:18:59 AM  

kdawg7736: But unfortunately that church does not exist anymore.


Aww. It would have been funny if they sued the franchise.
 
2021-02-14 6:02:27 AM  
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Shaken.
No stirred.
 
2021-02-14 6:17:25 AM  
Huh. Never would have called that source of inspiration.

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2021-02-14 6:19:37 AM  
The Vespers service was extremely popular.
 
2021-02-14 7:19:40 AM  
No Time To Pray.
 
2021-02-14 8:02:42 AM  
Too bad Ian Fleming himself said it was the writer he named his character after. Never did mention a couple of churches he once stayed near.
 
2021-02-14 8:21:55 AM  
Weak sauce.

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This isn't a photoshop. There is a church in SF that considers John Coltrane to be a saint, and is named for him.
 
2021-02-14 10:11:35 AM  
Canada has a strange way of combining churches.  The bingo parlor and community hall get some use as government social services platforms, which is actually a good thing.
 
2021-02-14 10:41:12 AM  
I went to the cub scouts in that church.  Also used the church bowling alley on the occasional Saturday morning. (Had to set my own pins after every frame).
 
2021-02-14 11:26:58 AM  

gar1013: Weak sauce.

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This isn't a photoshop. There is a church in SF that considers John Coltrane to be a saint, and is named for him.


I wonder if he knows John Frum.
 
2021-02-14 2:15:26 PM  

BitwiseShift: Canada has a strange way of combining churches.  The bingo parlor and community hall get some use as government social services platforms, which is actually a good thing.


In Canada, the United Church was formed in the early 1900s by amalgamation of Congregationalist, Methodist, and 2/3 of Presbyterian churches. This was done to allow some churches to survive due to declining attendance and increasing urbanization resulting in empty rural churches.

It's interesting in that the 3 original denominations had different governance and to some extent different theological bents, so the current structure, services, and sacraments were born out of compromise.  While some United Churches have fairly active social ministries, many are still experiencing declining attendance in many places which is why churches like this are forced to amalgamate further.

Anglicans and some Lutherans have the same problems here. Some of them share facilities now as well. Where I am there is even a Roman Catholic church that shares a building permanently with an Anglican church.

A lot of the above churches are seen as too stuffy and not overly relevant to modern times.  A lot were dragged into online services in the last year due to lockdown restrictions with varying degrees of success. However, donations are way down across the board to churches, so I doubt all will survive the next year or 2 unless they find ways of staying relevant.
 
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