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Thinking about your multi faith design
Thinking about your multi faith design
Thinking about your multi faith design
Thinking about your multi faith design
Thinking about your multi faith design
Thinking about your multi faith design
Thinking about your multi faith design
Thinking about your multi faith design
Thinking about your multi faith design
Thinking about your multi faith design
Thinking about your multi faith design
Thinking about your multi faith design
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  • 1. Thinking about your multi faith designEven though they’re all Christian worshippers, theyhave different needs:• Anglican• Baptist• Catholic• Orthodox• QuakerDiscuss with the person next to you what theseare.
  • 2. Thinking about your multi faith designEven though they’re all Christian worshippers, theyhave different needs:• Anglican• Baptist• Catholic• Orthodox• QuakerDiscuss with the person next to you what theseare.
  • 3. We’ve looked at Quaker churches, Orthodox church, let’s take a look inside an Anglican church http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKqI137o _0M• An Anglican Church• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKqI137o _0MWhat are the main features? Write them down.
  • 4. Thinking about your multi faith designHere are some more:Places of worship Watch and learn!
  • 5. Inside a Baptist ChurchLobbyYou are now in the lobby area, where there are hooks forcoats to your left. There is a table to your right wherethere are other information sheets, should you beinterested. From the lobby, you can head straight into theground floor of the main auditorium or climb the stairs tomore seating in the balcony.Concourse AreaTo the right of the lobby is a room where refreshmentsare served after the morning service. Tapes and books,which you may find interesting, are also on sale here.During the service, this is a room where you can look afternoisy children while following the service via a TV link. Acorridor leads down to the toilets.
  • 6. Inside a Baptist ChurchThe Auditorium• Worship is led from a platform on the far side of the auditorium, and seating upstairs and down is arranged around this so that you can see what is happening. There are no reserved places, so sit where you feel comfortable!• To the left of the platform is a piano, which someone will generally be playing as people are coming into the church. There may be a number of other musicians, from violinists to electric bass guitarist, to accompany them. On the right hand side of the balcony, there is an organ and also audio/video equipment to record the service and to relay it to those in the Concourse Area. The boards of the platform can be lifted off to uncover a pool which is used for baptisms. On the platform itself, there is a lectern. The person who is leading the service will welcome everyone from here to start the service.
  • 7. Inside a Baptist Church - services• Services are a mixture of music, prayer, readings from the Bible and preaching / teaching.• Services usually involve quite a lot of singing, of both traditional hymns and more modern songs. The words are provided in books on the back of the seat in front of you or on an overhead projector screen above the platform. Dont worry - there are enough people for you to be able to either bellow or not sing at all without standing out!• Each service will tend to follow a particular theme. The first part of the service includes readings, prayers, interviews and singing. It lasts about 45 minutes. We then take a couple of minutes break and get a chance to chat to those around us. During the break, most of the children go off to Sunday School classes in the meeting rooms behind the auditorium. Before the service resumes, there is a time for notices.• The second half of the service focuses on teaching. The preacher will generally read through a passage from the Bible and explore its relevance to our lives today. This again lasts about 45 minutes. The service concludes with a song or hymn and a blessing.• At some services there will be special events, such as the dedication of new babies, baptisms or sharing of bread and wine in Holy Communion. All will be explained as we go along!
  • 8. What are the main differences between Anglican and Catholic churches• http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=what+does+a+confession+box+look+like%3F&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-gb:IE- Address&ie=&oe=&redir_esc=&ei=Ows-UfjIOIGu7Aay64HwBw
  • 9. Now it’s your turn:You will need to draw a plan of your churchand include all the features which you think are necessary.Make sure your design is clear and well presented Place of worship design, consider:• The five senses• Shapes• Important furniture and icons for each denomination• What other spaces as well as worship areas• How will it be decorated?
  • 10. As well as your design you will need to write on aseparate piece of paper an explanation of your designExplain how each Church would be happy with your designDescribe the atmosphere you would like the church to haveExplain how the church serves the communityEvaluate the challenges faced by designing such a churchYou must explain why you have chosen these threeChurches and why you did not chose the other two.
  • 11. The PlanAnglican church – altar, pulpit, lectern, font, decoration, organ/pianoCatholic Church – altar, pulpit, lectern, font, confessional, decoration, candlesQuaker – quiet, flowers, plain decorationBaptist – music, lectern, baptistery pool, communion table, rooms for other activitiesOrthodox – lots of icons, incense, iconostasis screen, candles, altar, font Other rooms needed for other community activities e.g Bible class, playgroup, Sunday school
  • 12. Homework due 18th March• Finish your drawing design and prepare a presentation on how your church would appeal to all five denominations discussing all the key features and your design.

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