The old church bell tolled mournfully
It was calling the faithful once more
But fewer and fewer believers
Take a pew after passing through the door.
A dire situation in the old village church
Now worshippers are but a few
The vicar has a trio of churches to tend
But very soon that may fall to just two.
There are many ways to practice religion
Not all are inside God’s house
But if congregations don’t soon increase
There’ll be nought but the old church mouse.
©Joe Wilson – Diminishing congregations…2020