All are welcome!


We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced or widowed, of any sexual orientation, confused, filthy rich, comfortable or dirt poor.

We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rake or could afford to lose a few pounds.

We welcome you if you’re Old Lavenham, New Lavenham, or just passing by.

We welcome you if you can sing like Pavarotti, or can’t carry a note in a bucket.

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 Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been in a church since little Jack’s baptism.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60, but haven’t grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast.

We welcome keep-fit Mums, football Dads, starving artists, tree huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, and junk food eaters.

We welcome those who are in recovery or who are still addicted.

We welcome you if you’re having problems, or you’re down in the dumps, or you don’t like ‘organised religion’ – we’ve been there too!

We welcome you if you’ve blown all your money on the horses.

We welcome you if you think the world is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or because grandma is visiting and wanted to go to church.

We welcome you if you’re tattooed, pierced, or both.

We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a child, or got separated from your coach party and wound up here by mistake.

We welcome tourists, seekers, doubters… and YOU!!!


3 thoughts on “All are welcome!

  1. Well done you! 🙂
    All of you, that is. This is the kind of open statement you need, quite properly, to be making.
    My congratulations!

    Phil Hotham. ( free-lance christian and organist )


  2. I seem to qualify for a welcome on numerous accounts, but I assume that I am not the only addressee? In reality I am glad to say that I always feel welcome even without taking into account my numerous failings and weaknesses! I do hope that a number of folk will take the opportunity to come and test this invitation and see what they have been missing. See you on Wednesday in any case. Chris the Cashier.



  3. What a great way of encouraging non churchgoers to come to church. So much more ‘user friendly’ funny too!! May even go myself!


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