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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta When God gets notice to quit., bathtubs and bettors fill peivs By KEVIN DOYLE LONDON" (CP) Just above the altar, where the hymn num- bers should be. they're posting In nearby Kent, Basil and Beryl Beeton have spent 525.000 to convert 500-year-old St. Dun- stan's into a model home vvitb the results of the last race at drawing room, dining room, Wincant. 11 h r e e bedrooms, enormous And down at the communion j games room and study, rail, in a cloud of cigar smoke, The cost of a church varies garrulous bellors collect their! considerably but on average winnings and shufile off (or a I they sell for less than Si'0.000 pint of bitter. j for a moderately-sized building St. John's Church in Edin- with no outstanding archi- burgh, a carbon-black wedge of tectural features or history. Victorian gothic in a row of un- distinguished houses, has be- come a betting shop, going the way of a growing number of churches in Britain now being Of course, a "good grave- real estate with lots of crumbling tombs- tones and a ghost legend or two adds considerably to the selling declared redundant, price. Actually. St. John's is a bit of j MANY MAY GO an embarrassmeni to the The Church of England- has Church of Scotland. Officials ex-: formally declared 154" churches plain it was originally sold to a I redundant since 1969 and has furniture dealer but quickly j another 15 in the pipeline. A changed hands. spokesman said there is a "po- N'evertheless. more and more tentially redundant pool'1 o; churches are added every day j perhaps 3.000. to the list of redundancies and j Demolition is a handy answer offered (or sale or designated once "God gets notice "to for some charitable use. as one jovial church official de- ATTE-NTJANCE DOWN scribed redundancy notices. But The main reason for the re- it's no answer at all if a church dundancies is rapidly-dropping is considered a national treas- church attendance. But there j ure and conservation groups get also is a shortage of clergy and j involved, fairly large numbers of the r A high proportion of the more buildings are left vacant as ru- ral population shift toward ur- ban areas. Near Liverpool, a MeihodUt chape! i> a licensed men's club. A Fundamentalist taber- nacle in Cambridge is a swing- Ing centre for teeney-boppers. I highly prized abandoned 'churches are m London and I Trinity Church in Southwark. London, for ex- ample, distinguished for its ar- chitecture and statue of King Alfred. LOW has been proposed as a rehearsal centre tm or- j chestras fairly unlikely for conversion into luxury flats (more probable'. NOW SHOWS TOILETS The handsome Episcopal church in Edinburgh's York Place, where Sir Walter Scott worshipped has been redundant 'for -.0 years and serves as a showroom for toilets and sani- j tary fiitures. A k i n d 1 y sales- man vill shift a bathtub or two to show you the plaque marking Sir Walter's pew. I A particularly large church in j Manchester, restored- in 1789, specializes in selling foreign cars and plenty of others are used as garages for which their Isrge doors, high ceilings and strong floors make them ideal. Oddly enough, as Protestant and. to a lesser extent Roman Catholic, leaders watch their church attendance plumetting, Moslems. Hindus and a number of new ''pop religious sects" are looking for more- space and loturdsy, January 27, 1973 THE LETHSRIDM HBLAID f placing bids on the redundancy list. Christian leaders say sales to other religions have not met with much resistance. But up in Yorkshire, the lo- cals became enraged when the _. Church of England proposed and selling St. Mary's, a monstrous Victorian hangar near Brad- ford, to the Moslems. The ensuing controversy re- vealed an astonishing depth of spiritual concern in the area J and gave those residents with a Uste for sacrilige a new cru- sade: They wrecked the church j rather loan hand it over to the j "heathen." i By far [he largest demand for churches comes from families. Up in Luing. a small island off Argyll, for example, a beautiful stone church facing out to the Atlantic is actually the slimmer home of a couple who bought and renovated it for S9.225. There are many other uses as well In Winchester, tall, ele- i gant St. Thomas' Church is a i regimental army headquarters, while in Edinburgh, the stateiy spires o? Holy Trinity disguise an electricity sub-station. "Power from another source." reads a card on the door. I CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Corner 5th Ave. and 13lh St. S. SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Poiton Rev. T. W. Roycroft Bible Class and Sunday School Service Service NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH The Evangelical Church In Canada 1402 8 Ave. N. PASTOR: V. SCHORR School Wor- ship Service (Nursery Provided) STTY CHEIS- TIAN FEL- LOWSHIP EVERYONE CUKDLALLY WELCOME. St. Andrew's Telephone inspiration "attracts calls PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5lh Avenue South MIN1STER-THE REVEREND L D. HANKIN5ON, B.A. ORGANIST-MR. W. VANDERKOOY DISTTNCTrTENESS OF CHRISTIANITY" PROBLEM OF SIX AND FOKGIVEXESS" CHURCH SCHOOL: AH classes from nursery to adult at a.m. Nursery and kindergarten during church hour also. By NOEL BUCHANAN Herald Staff Writer eveninp wlien I found it diffi- cult to change the tape. The play foi recording kept playing and re- Usually Dial an Ansvar messages i- tor about three minutes. they contain a ques- tion and answer about a parti- cular Bible passage. "I haven't noticed any real trend toward electronic conn- during an hour and a quarter I selling." Mr. Chapman said, of worship." Mr. Chapman "But there has been the odd said. time when people have called Taped messages are changed about a personal problem or an every Monday and Thursday, i item oi a religious nature." As many as 1.000 persons dial winding. Sometimes during our a Lethbridge telephone number Sunday morning worship ser- each week for spiritual inspir- vice I hear the church office stion phor.o rir.g three or four times Rev. Daniel Goldsmith, pas- tor at the Alliance Church, is continuing an electronic minis- try which began here 12 years ago. "People like to call and listen to a spiritual message which will spur them throusrh lire day." Mr. Goldsmith said. A counting device attached to the answering machine reveals between 700 and 1.000 rails each week. "Near Christmas we had e high of 175 calls in one day. j Perhaps it depends a bit on the RAYMOND Chil-! thir.g they think they desire." i season, the weather and where should learn the value of Elder A. Theodore Turtle told people Mr, Goldsmith K- al] Li life, a quarterly plained. conference of Taylor S t a ke LDS meet stresses teaching of values SOUTH LETHBRIDGE ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISHES WEEKEND MASSES ST. PATRICK'S CORKER AVE. end lOlh ST. S. SATURDAY, p.m. (SUNDAY OBLIGATION) SUNDAY, 9 a.m., o.m., 12 noon ASSUMPTION 2iCJ 12tn AVE. S. SATURDAY, p.m. (SUNDAY OBLIGATION) SUNDAY-8 a.m., P.-3D o.m., 11 a.m., p.m. (Folk Mass in Hell cl a.m.) the Dial a Thoueht. 327-4551, i Latter-day Sants was told here. i started here in I960 durine Kev. j "Children do not need Ted Colley's term as Alliance I minister. The program was con- anued by his successor. Hev. Duane IMorschek, from 1966- 1970. FOLLOW-IT of our church laymen assist me in following the" con- tacts we make through t h e telephone ministry." Mr. Gold- smith said. "From time to time REV. AlEX DEASLEY Dead Sea scholar plans visit A former IVsd Sea scroll re- searcher will participate here, people with spiritual problems next week in a five-day youth contact us after listening to a campaign to be conducted by particular tape." the LeiJibridge Church of the Mr. Goldsmith records start devotional messages oi about one-minute duration. Rev. .Vies Deasiey, t New Testament professor at Cana- -I think people appreciate djan Nararer.e College. Winni- brevity. Our tape is changed every By contrast, pez, will address public meet- ings in the church starting Wednesday at 7-30 p.m. Upon rorr.plerim of theologi- cal srcdies f- Cambridge Uni- versity. Enclsr.d. Mr. beasley entered the ministry. Later, he was appointed lecturer in Bibli- cal Nazarers Co'.'.ege. In Mr. Deas'.ey under- took research work on the Desd Sea scrolls as losophy he said. another tele- phone program. Dial-Gn-Ans- at 327-1774. offers a heav- ier theological diet. James Chapman. Central Church of Christ minister he "iste started a telephone program last June. ''In the course of'lmc. I have discovered there are all 1.SS5 persons attending meeting. giv-e children every- thing they ask for. Teach them to learn the value of all things in life." Mr. Turtle said. Mr. Turtle, a member of the First Council of Seventy, rep- resented genera! LDS church authorities at the two-day con- ferenoe conducted by Taylor Stake president F. H Walker. Other conference speakers in- cluded Mr. Elder M. Rhoten. president of the Al- berta Saskatchewan LDS .Ms-1 sion: Elder Jay Hamilton: Elder Joseph Kee'.er and Elder Manin DahJ. Music for the general meei- !ng Sunday was provided by the combined choirs of Ray- mond Second and Third Wards. Mozelle Baker and Jean-nine Jensen were the conductors; Ersma Dahl and Dora Oler were the -t o-' his phi- of vhiA People he m5h hsriri- "recced from Uni- of Tne of the Naiarerje Chir-ch's K e y 73 thrust. DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES as a continuing memorial Ph. 327-5322 or 32S-456S PLACED IN HOTELS, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS. PRISONS exposed.'' Mr" Chaoman said. QITTSTIO.V5 Written questions are invited from persons liJlenir.s; to the prograni. Tiiere is no need ior the recorded message says Since he does nor hav; a coimt- ing derice attached to the tele- phone. Mr. Chapman is un.ible to ejiimate the of calls received. "However, there have been ELDER TED TUITLE Religion eiu'olment doubles I BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th Street South I! :0i a -Memorial Service p SON OF MORNING" MR. P1CKFORD Viedncsday S.M Bible Class A Hearty Welcome Awaits You Here BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH iNcrih Amcriccn General Conference) Street Norlh Po.-r-r: viN'WO TAUSENSEE phone 32S-20JJ nKKPKH LIFE MEETINGS (continued) liev. Hoinrich Ciolnith, SorxuYs: :s. m p.m. Gorninn Sundav, Jan. 3d, at IPOO am M.wday. a I p.m. Tiu's-d.iy. ,'an. ,nl p.m. Chrisi the power and wisdom of Cod" I-'nr ('.irtlH-r infnnuntion plonso c.ill Winnipeg 2T, nt n m R> ART JOHNSON" TORONTO tCP) Enrolment in religion courses has doubled during the last ivvo years at many universities as students search for a valid commitment in lives, says the executive o: a council of reii- giou< Si' Or. Norman Wagner of HIP Council on the Study of IvcH- pm. comprised of eight North American learned societies in the religious field, said he be- liovo? that religion now is "t'u1 fastest crowing academic disci- During a news conference in Toronto to announce the council has established headquarters at aterloo Lutheran 1'nivcri.ity, where he is director of gradual? studies. Dr. Wagner said reli- gion is spilling over into other are .is of study. "It's a time. People in rc-blrri am] i t as a threat religion Is wander- i ing all over Hie place." lie said religious studies now enoonivi.iss inatiy nroas of Hie humaniiies and therefore have a cvcnlcr appeal. Al Waterloo Lutheran. Pr. Wagner enrolment in reli- .CKHI.S courses has increased to l.CiW fi-om tVXl in two venrs. SOUTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720-21 Ave S. Donald R. Givens, Sunday: B re S-.--v 10-00 c.m. Worship: 11 CD o.-i. c-d p.m. Wed: p.m. For information and Home S'udv Phone: 328-0972 or 328-0655 EV-RYOS'E WEtCOME CHURCH' OKHRIST 1 tfh 5f. S. J. R. CHAPMAN, Mr. D. Maisey, Oracn'sl AN ANSWER'' F.-.nnly Service liVOil a in. i Worship service fer adults S S. Classes ior Evoning Service p m. EVERYBODY WELCOME Church 1614 5th Avenue South Minister: REV. G. KEITH CHU5CHIU, B.A., B.D. Direclcr: MR. tlOYD G. HOPPER, LR.S.M. School for all the family RESCUES" p.m.-EVEXTXG OF MSTTATiOX WELCOME Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12th SlrSEt South ?hcne 327-0709 ELCC FASTOS KASCLD MARTIN School Worship Hour C.-QO Congregarionsl .Mefujic Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Jlth Avcnus c.-.n Street Sou-tti EtCC PASTOR AISEST O.SOS Soiool Service p Luck Saaper Anr.ual Meeting EVERYONE WELCOME IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Ave.--je end Street S. W F. Srr-ifrn Prr-s C-'rte. i-57 School sad E.hle Worship and Hrfy Listen to the lulheron HoLT-Sundoy a.m. CFAC Calgary Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church Invites you to listen to the Back to God Hour {to- day night at p.m. over CHEC radio. TRAVELLER'S WARNING talks about a big crash that happened in Chieago a Jew treeks ago. Whet If your life? II you are a traveller, you must hear this. The Christian Reformed church is located tl 1807 2nd Ave. 'A1 North in the city. Services at 10 a.m. end 7 p.m. You ere invited cordially. B ETHEL A 716 23rd ST. N. P o.m. MORNING SERVICES LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE PASTOR M. t. ISRAEISON 7-S ?l-oet CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 J AVE. S. SUNDAY SMS C.'OC "The TRITR Thai 1IEAI.5" Mnml Clnircli S.-rviec1 WEDNESDAY Tesiimony MlTllll.C RKAniNC. ROOM p.m. Tues.. Tbnrs., Sat. Ilomr ot ihi1 Snnshine Fvanprl Hour Listen every Sunday p.m. OJOC K C. School with classes lor all aces. Worship Service p.m. Prayer mid Kibic Study Friday Ambassadors Yoiilli Service A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTF.NDFTi TO ALL ANT) A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU. COALHURST PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLY REV. k. FY..-.-r School a Service "A HF.AliTY WK.I.COMK AWAITS YOU T a.m. SUNDAY SCHOOL I S T p.m. EVENING SERVICES (NURSERY FACILITIES FOR ALL SERVICES) MONDAY, P.M. GIRLS' CLUB THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA -P.SCOPAU SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Rsv. R. L. Crisfield, B.A., B.D. S-H Prayer. and Senior Choirs Nurse-- Provided All depanineits a? Cburch School MIDWEEK SERVICES Thurs.. February Isi- Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN RECTOR: The CC-CT Robert W. Cowcn, B.A., LTK FOURTH AFTER EripHAMY Eucharist s School in Euchsris, 6-30 Fridav of our Lord p.m. Sung Eucharist Saturday Preparation for Communion THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAl CHURCHES MODERATOR: RIGHT REV, BRUCE McLEOD, TORONTO President c: REV. P. A. CtlSE. Edmonton KEIv[ JORDAN. [eShfaridgt SOUTHMINSTER Ave. anr' ll'h St. S. winiEtErt: R. W. K. ELLIOTT, F.EV. A. T. KiNG Minislry ci Music: W. M WOOLHOb'SE A. K. PUTtAND. Emff-itui "PIN-POINT PERFECTION" -Ml'SlC ANTHEM 'ONE WORD'1 by O'Hars Church School in al dep2rtaer.Ls NURSERY SERVICES" AVAILABLE H-C for youth IMS years "p ITL -CHAPEL DISCUSSION Januari- aaiua; meedns. Pot Lack et 6.19 p.m. McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving So-Jthecs: Avf. end 24lh St. S. VJNi5TER u-- Ecieren Orcc-is-: C. SUNDAY, JANUARY 1973 1! i'-1 Service1 o: BaptLsrr. Guest Speaker j'.is? North o! Ci'rj- Christian Felloirship S Keci'sr VVorsh'.? EDUCATION P 3J ;..rr. Jr A sr-.i Jr. E Gr.-dos S-6 inclusive T-? s KLndergarien 3 years to 5 years Primary Grades 1 Grades IP-i: ,To-r.; Assun-rtior: Roman in of OF PHAYEK FOR CHRISTIAN FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5ih Avenue ond 13lh North V..S1JTER _ S k. V; .'.--MRS. DCSCTr-'-' C-LCC1: 4TCM. RMT SUNDAY. JANUARY 1973 M Series on tlw Book K'. ,Vb HI _ ;lio Sr-iiics Wuh You" 2 iV p 7 Pvor.-.rc Wivsr.lp fo'.'.-.nrcvi by Discussion 1( Gr.v.ip "On 11 j CHRISTIAN am. CHINOOK CO-OPERATIVE PARISH 1: REV. CECIL MORNING WORSHIP AT: l! PAKONS a ni. N01V..ri'OKn.- 1! ".i.T _ 11 r.AVMOND .1 COAl.mi.K :r. a-m- ;