|105: All Saints, Crewe, England|
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Mystery Worshipper: Swiss Toni.
The church: All Saints, Crewe, England.
Denomination: Church of England.
The building: Modern black and brown brick-built church, hall and vicarage, all in one. Distinctive square interior, with the santuary and altar in the centre of the building. Unattractive from the outside, but a very nice, bright interior.
The neighbourhood: The church is in a residential part of the town.
The cast: Rev Margaret Saville.
What was the name of the service?
How full was the building?
We estimated one-fifth full.
Did anyone welcome you personally?
Yes, the minister. Had the usual handshake and "nice to see you" from the hymn book and notices hander-outers.
Was your pew comfortable?
Yes. Ergonomically designed for posteriors.
How would you describe the pre-service atmosphere?
Quiet and friendly.
What were the exact opening words of the service?
"Good morning, everybody. Lovely to see you all."
What books did the congregation use during the service?
"Mission Praise 1."
What musical instruments were played?
Did anything distract you?
Graffiti written in the front of my copy of "Mission Praise", which read: "Jonathan Wareham is a pratt."
Was the worship stiff-upper-lip, happy clappy, or what?
Middle of the road Anglican happy-clappy choruses without the charismatic atmosphere and theology.