Sweet temptation

by Richard on September 26, 2004

The BBC reports that the Church of England in Manchester is launching a pilot scheme to attract people back to church - by offering a bar of chocolate to every worshipper.

I hate to seem like a curmudgeon, but really…

Mind you, if it catches on it could turn out to be a way of bypassing all those theological labels we throw around. We could “Fair trade organic” churches, “cake covering” churches, “dark churches”, “praline churches” — What flavour chocolate would your church be?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }


Swan 09.26.04 at 8:05 am

I’d like an alpine milk chocolate church, please, preferably organic.


Greg 09.27.04 at 11:19 am

And so the church becomes the government’s latest scapegoat for why there’s an increasing tendency towards obesity!

There are a couple of churches in Watford, Church of England and non-denominational evangelical, who serve breakfast before worship. One serves an “English breakfast” (eggs, bacon, sausage, etc.) and the other donughts. I’ll leave it to the readers to decide which church is serving which breakfast:)


Richard 09.27.04 at 11:40 am

Never mind theology — who givees the best feed?!
This veggie would go for doughnuts…


Olive Morgan 09.27.04 at 6:06 pm

Our church would definitely be a ‘fair trade organic’ church, because we were pioneers in becoming a fairtrade church and asking for a fairtrade Circuit, city and District! Personally, I crave for my Cadbury’s! Seriously, though, getting people into church isn’t the answer, if what people find there isn’t right.


Richard 09.27.04 at 8:07 pm

We have been certified a “Fair Trade Circuit” here in Swansea & Gower — and we’re just a little bit pleased with ourselves about it!

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