Cost of going to church

Discussion in 'Religion, Faith and Spirituality' started by Jezza, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Jezza

    Jezza Regular Member

    Give the Mormons a miss. They expect 10% of your gross income every year.
    Our own dear old CofE is a bargain, you put whatever you choose into the collection plate, and that only when you attend.
    Like most Anglicans we only go on high cays , holy days and for rites of passage.
    Tops it costs us £50 a year for me and MrsP.
    Our Parish Priest has a fine collection of foreign coins BTW albeit NOT via us.
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  2. gravity aided

    gravity aided Member

    Same here, the American Episcopal Church only wants 10%, but you don't hear very much about it. I go most every week, as our priest comes up with some pretty challenging concepts in his sermons, which keeps your thinking fresh. Much of the ritual is like that of the CofE, especially in the Midwest and Upper Midwest, where service is mostly high church. Our Apostolic Succession comes from the Non-Jurors of Scotland, as they were the ones who would install Samuel Seabury as a bishop, previous to the revolution, all clergy had to be ordained in Great Britain.
  3. OP

    Jezza Regular Member

    ECUSA is part of the Anglican family. Did you know that the ACNA has consecrated a bishop for England in order to recruit amongst the more traditionalist and conservative Anglican parishes?
  4. gravity aided

    gravity aided Member

    If someone were family, you might have them to tea now and then. No matter what others may say about them.
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  5. DarkMist

    DarkMist Guest

    The catholic church is estimated to be worth $10 billion. The tray still goes round the church every Sunday. They haven't introduced a subscription fee though. So you should be okay there.
  6. Big Andy

    Big Andy Senior Member Staff Member

    I very rarely go to church, just the usual arrivals mergers and departures. I dont worry about the financial cost but am always slightly nervous about bursting in to flames. :angel:
  7. Welsh dragon

    Welsh dragon Senior Member Staff Member

    The church hasn't had any money from me in around 47 years. I have only been in a church 4 times in that period. 1 wedding, 3 departures as Andy would say.

    Not a church goer or believer...
  8. Bromptonaut

    Bromptonaut Rohan Man

    Me neither. Twice in last year for funerals and there will be another encounter nest year for my daughter's wedding. I do quite like the Remembrance Day Service though having had to attend accompanying kids as Brownies/Guides, Cubs/Scouts and then the Air Cadets.
  9. Welsh dragon

    Welsh dragon Senior Member Staff Member

    The only thing i really liked was midnight mass at Christmas. Very dark, lots of candles, lots of colour. ^_^ as a kid that is.
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