Architect or not, it seems everyone has opinions on what a church should look like. Some prefer ornate gothic structures that tower above them, while others prefer something smaller and humbler, a building that presents a more welcoming façade. But with all this thought put into church exteriors, what about what goes on inside?
Church interiors can leave their mark not only on the liturgy (How are the pews arranged? Where is the altar?) but also on the life of the parish as a whole (Is there a parish hall? Is the building accessible?). Maybe it’s time to give some thought to what’s working in there, as well as what isn’t.
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