A blogger from Cheltenham, Jonathan Hunt, visited my church yesterday.
He commented that he could not understand why so many churches have carpets. He said that in one's home one can control what goes on to the carpet, but church carpets always end up getting really filthy and unhygienic.
This is absolutely true.
I keep meaning to write a post about the possibility or not of having a shoes-off rule in church buildings, but I can never seem to get round to it. Sometime.