Back to Church Sunday will be marked on Sept. 29 in both local Anglican churches and across the world.
The event was started in 2004 by layperson Michael Harvey in Manchester, England, Back to Church Sunday is now one of the largest invitational church initiatives in the world, having spread to 17 countries and more than 50 Christian denominations.
Back to Church Sunday (B2CS) is about inviting ‘back’ to church those who used to attend but, for whatever reason, no longer do so. Regardless of why they lapsed, and no matter how long it might be since they last attended, all who come will be warmly welcomed.
Back to Church Sunday can be a time to reacquaint and renew old friendships. Some will see it as a chance to check the place out, perhaps do a bit of ‘church-shopping’.
Shoppers, seekers and newcomers alike are welcome to drop by and join in the services at any of the Anglican churches in Kings County. Most churches will have a special time of coffee and fellowship following their service.
In the Parishes of Aylesford and Berwick, there will be Holy Communion at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s in Auburn and at 11 a.m. at Christ Church, Berwick, as well as a service of Evensong at 7 p.m. at Christ Church in Morden.
St. John’s Church in Wolfville has a combined service and parish breakfast scheduled for 9 a.m. St. James in Kentville has services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with the latter usually being the larger service. In the Parish of Cornwallis, the main service will be at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Church, Church Street.