Wednesday, January 19, 2005

St John's

While I was in Warrnambool over New Years, one of the things I noticed about this small city/large town was the church buildings. Like most of the cities and towns I've visited across Australia, there are a lot of big, beautiful, old church buildings close to the centre of town, like St John's, in the photos.

While I was thinking about this, it occurred to me that when these monuments were first built the Christians in Warrnambool probably would have thought that the church would always be at the centre of Australian society, and that these grand buildings would be full of worshippers every Sunday, forever. They'd have been pretty shocked if they'd known that in just a few generations their society could change so much.

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