Tesco opens supermarket in a church




Church aisles have replaced with checkout aisles where customers can buy groceries – all under the watchful eyes of Biblical characters depicted in the building’s ornate stained glass windows.
And the pealing of church bells and the sombre sound of the organ on a Sunday morning will be replaced by the ringing of tills and customer announcements over the PA system at the former Westbourne Methodist Church in Bournemouth, Dorset.
The Rev Dr Bob McKinley, ex-minister at the church, which lay empty for three years, said it was ‘sad’.
He said: ‘You could say it is not appropriate to have a Tesco Express in it but once it is sold it is no longer under our control.’
John 2:16 in the Bible describes Jesus driving money changers and dove sellers out of the Temple of Herod with the words: ‘Get these out of here! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!’

James Rippon, 36, an accountant who lives nearby, said: ‘I suppose it represents people’s priorities nowadays – the convenience of being able to buy their bread a few miles closer is more important than prayer and religion.’

Advertisements

1 Response so far »

  1. 1

    Ammara said,

    aw…… oh thats sad


Comment RSS · TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: