Seen But Not Heard

From time to time, I wonder why some Churches struggle for numbers – then I read stories like this. Sure, noisy children in services can be annoying if you’re not expecting it, which is why we provide alternatives when we host family services. Equally, I know there is quite often a perception that a wedding couple is using the Church purely as a pretty backdrop for their service – they roll up for a couple of weeks to hear the banns, have the wedding, and then disappear never to be seen again, but as the established Church that’s part of life, and for those that go, there are some that find a place in the Church community through the welcome they receive from their local Church. However, taking all of those objections into account, I do think having the Bride and Groom’s own son ejected from his parents wedding is a bit excessive…

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