No, don’t panic. I’m not launching a campaign.
But I’ve just stumbled across an interesting video about a church’s decision to replace its pews with chairs. Lots of churches do this — but in this case, the potential opposition was high. St Paul’s Chapel is part of Trinity Wall Street — the church that kept standing as the Twin Towers fell down around it. Trinity and St Paul’s served as the base for much of the rescue operation, and the firemen slept in St Paul’s pews. So it was a really brave decision to change the pews now — just as people were beginning to revere the scratches and chipped paint caused by the fire-fighters’ equipment.
The video only takes a few minutes, and can be found here.