Friday, 15 March 2013

Copying the Church

Just down the road from the church where our previous vicar, Simon Harvey, now serves in Islington, an atheist group has now set up a “Sunday Assembly.” Superficially, it has much in common with the church, with singing, a talk and even a time of quiet to replace prayers.

Our current vicar, Steve Bailey, had come across an account of this “atheist church” and shared it with the members of the midweek Communion Service. He pointed out how, even in Jesus time, there were those that mimicked his ministry.
Our prayer must be that the members of this group not only enjoy the trappings of the Christian Church, but actually come to discover Jesus as their Lord. For us, we need to be sure that it is Jesus and not the trappings of the church, that we treasure.