Peter T. Daniels wrote: > On Feb 25, 8:44 pm, Robert Bannister <robb...@bigpond.com> wrote: >> Peter T. Daniels wrote: >>> On Feb 23, 8:12 pm, Robert Bannister <robb...@bigpond.com> wrote: >>>> Adam Funk wrote: >>>>> On 2010-02-23, Ant nio Marques wrote: > >>>>>> "Roman Catholic" ISN'T AN OFFICIAL SELF-DESIGNATION. ANYWHERE. >>>>> Are you going to write to all the churches in the UK with "St ____'s >>>>> Roman Catholic Church" or "St ____'s R. C. Church" on their signs, >>>>> newsletters, websites, etc., to tell them that they are wrong? (I >>>>> think this is common in much of the USA too.) >>>> I won't try to claim such signs don't exist, but I don't remember ever >>>> seeing one. The only way I can tell a church is RC is by the >>>> architecture and usually by the name (saint I've never heard of or >>>> long-winded way of saying Mary). >>> Do you only visit villages so small that they have only one church, or >>> so homogeneous that they only have a sprinkling of Protestant churches? >> I don't see what you are getting at. The only churches I notice that >> actually stipulate their denomination on their own signs are the ones >> that are neither Anglican nor Catholic. The latter appear to assume that >> anyone interested will know, and usually, they are right. As I said >> above, I won't try to claim that no "Roman Catholic" or "Church of >> England" signs exist - just that I haven't noticed them in the same way >> I notice Lutheran or whatever. > > It's the Episcopalians who put up signs at the intersections for > blocks around guiding passersby to their church -- with, of course, > their familiar insignia. > > Do try to remember that we have no state religion -- there is no such > thing as an "unmarked" (in the technical linguistic sense) church here.
I must say I had forgotten those little signs on street corners saying "Serbian Orthodox Church Sv. Nicola" or whatever - there are some pointing you to the nearest RC or Anglican or you-name-it church, but I thought we were discussing signs on the church grounds.