Sunday, January 21, 2007

Wearing Slippers in Church is wonderful!

I atteneded my first Japanese church service yesterday. You have to remove your shoes before entering the church. There are slippers on a shelf, but I wore my own. It was really comfortable wearing slipers during the service. Though, I dressed as smartly as I would normally.

I think it is a really good idea. In my experinece, most churches in the UK have really dirty carpets or floors.

7 comments:

Redeemed said...

At our church, we have a closet at the entrance where everyone removes their coats, and their boots. We all bring a second pair of shoes. But we only do so in winter time so that we can keep the carpet clean!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Over here shoes have to come off in summer too. You wear slippers.

If they let you in with a second pair of shoes, you need to take them off if you stepped on to the tatami in the back-room of the church and change into toilet slippers if you went to the lavatory. It is easier wearing slippers.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Anonymous said...

Removing my shoes to go to church would be weird, carrying a pair of slippers or shoes to wear would be kinda inconvenient if one is not used to such a thing, and around here we get so much rain that shoes get wet and dirty year round! I love keeping my home shoe-free, however. You should see the dirt on the shoe rack and the floor right by the front door...and then observe how the very light carpet still looks nice!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Angie, I would love to see it.

The congregation actually do not bring slippers with them; there is a load of slippers on a rack. But I live in the church and the Eliotts's house is attached, so we can easily wear our own slippers.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Richyrich said...

I love keeping my home shoe-free, however. You should see the dirt on the shoe rack and the floor right by the front door...and then observe how the very light carpet still looks nice!

I can identify with you there Angie, I also have light carpets and keep a shoeless house and there is a marked difference between the area right by the front door where shoes are removed and the rest of the house, the latter is much cleaner!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Richyrich, you so need a genkan!

Anonymous said...

haaaa here we wear just our regular shoes and we look normal everyone is now wearing their pj's to service!