refuge

It seems odd to me that an 'open' sign is needed here because when I was a child in England churches were always open. But times have changed, although some churches have open doors, most don't. Worse still, when some unlock their doors they charge people to go in! For instance St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abby in London, England, charge the equivalent of about $20.00 (Canadian) to go in! I find locked doors and charges objectionable because they seen to violate what these places claim to stand for. A church is supposed to be a place of sanctuary or refuge - they can hardly be that when the doors are locked or they charge people to get in. But back to this Toronto church - after seeing the sign I went in and found refuge from the city for a white - I sat and quietly reflected. Thank you to whoever opened these doors and put out the sign.

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