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The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.

Author: Fred A. Allen (1894-1957)

Profession: American Radio Comic

He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.

Author: Kingsley Amis (1922-1995)

Profession: British Novelist

I have no objections to churches so long as they do not interfere with God's work.

Author: Brooks Atkinson (1894-1984)

Profession: American Journalist, Drama Critic

It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.

Author: Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Profession: British Novelist

It is indolence... Indolence and love of ease; a want of all laudable ambition, of taste for good company, or of inclination to take the trouble of being agreeable, which make men clergymen. A clergyman has nothing to do but be slovenly and selfish; read the newspaper, watch the weather, and quarrel with his wife. His curate does all the work and the business of his own life is to dine.

Author: Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Profession: British Novelist

The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

The Church cannot be content to live in its stained-glass house and throw stones through the picture window of modern culture.

Author: Robert Mcafee Brown


The church exists to train its member through the practice of the presence of God to be servants of others, to the end that Christlikeness may become common property.

Author: William Adams Brown


Wherever we find the Word of God surely preached and heard, and the sacraments administered according to the institution of Christ, there, it is not to be doubted, is a church of God.

Author: John Calvin (1509-1564)

Profession: French Protestant Reformer

I believe with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ should be a Church of blurred edges.

Author: George Carey

Profession: American Actor

People have described me as a ''management bishop'' but I say to my critics, ''Jesus was a management expert too.''

Author: George Carey

Profession: American Actor

The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility.

Author: Henry Chadwick


We praise Him, we bless Him, we adore Him, we glorify Him, and we wonder who is that baritone across the aisle and that pretty woman on our right who smells of apple blossoms. Our bowels stir and our cod itches and we amend our prayers for the spiritual life with the hope that it will not be too spiritual.

Author: John Cheever (1912-1982)

Profession: American Author

An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger to the sky and stars.

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Philosopher