|Ship of Fools has an intrepid team of Mystery Worshippers travelling incognito in the British aisles and beyond, reporting on the comfort of the pews, the warmth of the welcome and the length of the sermon. The only clue they have been there at all is the Mystery Worshipper calling card, dropped discreetly into the collection plate. Read our latest reports – and the more ancient ones – below.|
The Mystery Pilgrim
One of our most seasoned reporters, Augustine the Aleut, travels 1200 kilometres on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, and reports from the churches he visited along the ancient route.
> Abbey of Our Lady, Montserrat, Catalonia
> Cathedral of Santa Maria del Romeral, Monzón, Aragon
> St Amaro's Hermitage, Burgos, Castile
> San Lorenzo, Sahagún, León
> San Tirso, Palas de Rei, Galicia
> Santa María Salomé, Santiago de Compostela
Ship of Fools normally publishes reports only from trinitarian churches, but in this special report, we cover a service from the Church of Latter-day Saints.
> Funeral Service for Mormon President, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
> Amazing Grace rocks at Hillsong, City Campus, Sydney
> Pac Man sermon at Word of Life, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
> Communion in slacks at Our Lady of the Sun, El Mirage, Arizona
> Formal but friendly worship at St George's, Jesmond, UK
> Distractions abound at Park Methodist, Bloomfield, New Jersey
> A whiter shade of green at Central Hall, Coventry, UK
> With the over 60s in St Margaret's, Mooroolbark, Australia
> Early morning sun at eucharist in St John's, Hong Kong
> Yes! Yes! Yes! The experience of Holy Trinity Brompton
> Quick exit after mass in St Thomas, Nunhead, London
> Boneaux leads U2charist at Trinity, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
> Endless organ music in the Berliner Dom, Berlin, Germany
> Wonderful Sunday school class at St John the Divine, Houston, USA
> Friendly but passive congregation at Trinity, Seattle, USA
> Hip-hop dancing at The Rock of Cleveland, Georgia, USA
> A packed church on Christmas Day: St Nicholas, Durham, UK
> The Pope's favourite choir at Regensburg Cathedral, Germany
> Exquisite singing from the cantor in St Athanasius, Brooklyn, NYC
> St Wilfred, Huntingdon Beach, celebrates National Coming Out Day
> A flowing sermon at mass in St Anthony & St Silas, Nunhead, London
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