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"We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, extremely rich, comfortably off, or very poor.

We extend a special welcome to wailing babies, excited toddlers, sprightly centenarians and everyone in between.

We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You're welcome here if you're 'just browsing,' just woken up or just got out of prison.

We don't care if you're more Christian than the President of the Methodist Conference, or haven't been in a church since that Christmas all those years ago.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but don't feel grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree huggers, latte sippers, vegetarians and junk food eaters.

We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you're having problems, are down in the dumps or don't like 'organised religion.'

We offer a welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don't work, can't spell, or are here because granny is visiting and wanted to go to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither.

We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throat as children or got lost in our one way system and wound up here by mistake.

We welcome tourists, seekers, doubters and you!"

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