We extend a special welcome to wailing babies and excited toddlers
We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more of a Christian then the Archbishop of Canterbury or haven’t been to church since Christmas 10 years ago.
We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up to quickly. We welcome keep fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you are having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like organised religion (We’re not too keen on it either)
We offer a welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because Granny is visiting and wanted to come to church.
We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throat as kids or got lost in the town and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters… and YOU!
With kind permission from Coventry Cathedral