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Explain how the followers of Christianity may feel that the buildings in which they worship, and the type of worship itself may assist them in their life and belief

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Part B - Explain how the followers of Christianity may feel that the buildings in which they worship, and the type of worship itself may assist them in their life and belief There are a number of different types of church today; the main types are Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Church of England and Free Churches. Each of these have their own style of buildings and worship. A Christian's choice of where they worship depends upon how they were brought up, what their personal needs are, what church they were in when they became a Christian and who they marry. Church appearances are different to look at and may influence a Christian on where they worship. ...read more.

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People who attend high churches such as the Catholic Cathedral and St Thomas's may feel that to worship God, you must be in a building that glorifies Him, whereas people who go to free churches may feel that the attitude of their heart is more important than the building they are worshipping in. Roman Catholic Cathedral in Brentwood St Thomas Church of England in Brentwood Free Church Building Most churches have an altar; this is the focal point within the Cathedral and St Thomas's. However in Sawyers the focal point is the pulpit. The altar in the Cathedral and St Thomas's can be found at the front and is an ornate table that is used during a Communion / Eucharist Service whereas in a free church the Communion table is likely to be plain. ...read more.

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Pulpit in the Catholic Cathedral Brentwood Ornate Altar table inside St Thomas's Inside a Free Church The formats within church services will influence a Christian's decision on where they worship. High churches typically have a structured format, also known as liturgical, with a set place for music. This tends to be traditional, made up of hymns accompanied by an organ. Free churches have some structure but allow for spontaneity. The music tends to be more modern, made up of songs and choruses accompanied by many instruments including guitars and drums. All three churches we visited celebrate Holy Communion, which is also known as Mass (or Eucharist in the Catholic Cathedral). Depending on how comfortable a Christian is with a liturgical or a spontaneity service will determine which church they go to worship in. ...read more.

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