Bishop’s Sunday selfie posts aim to challenge popular image of empty churches

By Rachel Farmer
Posted Oct 21, 2019

“The notion that churches are empty buildings is a deep misrepresentation of what is happening in day-to-day lived reality,” says Bishop John Roundhill. Photo: John Roundhill

[Anglican Communion News Service] Australian Bishop John Roundhill hopes to reshape the way people see churches through his Sunday selfie posts on social media. The bishop, who took up his role as bishop of the Southern Region of the Anglican Church in Southern Queensland last year, has written about his popular posts and the thinking behind them.

“Sunday by Sunday, I hope I am helping to re-image the way people see our churches,” he said.

Using the hashtag #SundaySelfie, the bishop has been putting up regular images of himself with different congregations he visits each Sunday.

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