Last Word

Surely the point of a church is people?

The spirit of a holy day unites the churlish and lonely

12 January 2020 - 00:00 By

When I was young my family briefly became religious and every Sunday morning made me put on my least attractive clothing and bumble along to Sunday school in a hall that smelt of floor polish, cardboard and dust, adjacent to the main church of St Margaret's Presbyterian congregation.

I never enjoyed Sunday school much - the prettiest girls from my school seemed to be Methodist, and I was stuck there with the Renyard twins and the innumerable Kemp children with their permanently runny noses - but supervision was gratifyingly lax (I don't think Presbyterians have very high expectations for the souls of their small children) and there was a good climbing tree behind the hall...

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