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What is this?
Since ancient times (ok, 1998), Ship of Fools has been sending Mystery Worshippers to churches worldwide. Travelling incognito, they ask those questions which go to the heart of church life: How long was the sermon? How hard the pew? How cold was the coffee? How warm the welcome?

The only clue they have been there at all is the Mystery Worshipper calling card, dropped discreetly into the collection plate.
If you would like to become a Mystery Worshipper, start here.
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Recent reports

> Sandals and pabulum at St Clement of Rome, Sun City, USA
> Milk and spiders at Chapel of St Ignatius, Seattle, USA
> Marshmallows at St Barnabas, Bainbridge Island, USA
> Be happy: Corr Chapel, Villanova University, USA
> Zebras in the sky: Jehovah’s Witnesses Convention, UK

> Own your faith: Iglesia Bautista Central, Phoenix, USA
> Milk for infants: Encounter Christian Centre, Auckland, NZ
> Love offering at Royal Palms Baptist, Phoenix, USA
> A new religion? Glide Memorial, San Francisco, USA
> Rehearsal for Rapture: Everfound at White Rock Baptist, USA

> New superintendent welcomed: Newham Circuit, E. London
> Wonderful Megamachine: Monmouth Baptist, Monmouth, UK
> No greeting at Church of the Redeemer, Toronto, Canada
> Smoke and falling masonry at St Saviour, Isle of Wight
> A missed opportunity at Greenbelt Festival 2014, UK

> All together at St Thomas the Apostle, Elkhart, USA
> Welcoming and warm: St James, Swimbridge, UK
> Let Jesus speak: Little Trinity, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
> Clouds of smoke at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, OZ
> By-the-book yet informal: Christ Episcopal, Kalispell, USA

Editor's choice

> Zebras in the sky: Jehovah’s Witnesses Convention, UK
> A new religion? Glide Memorial, San Francisco, USA
> Rehearsal for Rapture: Everfound at White Rock Baptist, USA
> New superintendent welcomed: Newham Circuit, E. London
> A missed opportunity at Greenbelt Festival 2014, UK

Comments, corrections and removals

For the latest comments on and corrections to Mystery Worshipper reports, please go here. Reports over two years old can be removed at the request of the church reviewed. Please email here for further details.

 
 
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Hart
Love Jesus and his gospel
Our MW team attends the ordination to the priesthood, and previous to that the profession of final vows and ordination to the diaconate, of our Shipmate Hart and his fellow seminarian Patrick. Share in the joy of the day from our special vantage point.

camino pilgrimage
The Mystery Pilgrim
One of our most seasoned reporters makes the Camino pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Read here.
 
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