Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Religious Lives of Older LaywomenThe Last Active Anglican Generation$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Abby Day

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198739586

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739586.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 16 June 2019

Sacred Sundays

Sacred Sundays

(p.114) 6 Sacred Sundays
The Religious Lives of Older Laywomen

Abby Day

Oxford University Press

A significant insight gained from the intense fieldwork schedule was the embodied realization that Sunday services were a welcome relief from the week’s labour. The church service also structured the day. For Generation A, Sunday was a special time to dress up, greet friends, make Sunday lunch, and be with family. As they have aged and friends and families have drifted further apart, a Sunday church service structures what might otherwise be a lost and lonely day. Generation A is unequivocal about the importance of church attendance. The Church of England hierarchy is reconstructing its idea of belonging to include a wider ‘worshipping community’, but Generation A discuss the matter differently: attending church is, and should be, a non-negotiable aspect of being a Christian. It is, they explain, what Christ commanded. It is also a means of marking and protecting the regulars who count as members of the ‘church family’.

Keywords:   Sunday services, labour, community, church attendance, ‘church family’

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .