|Date and time of service: 10 December 2017 at 17:30
Name of church: Gay Christian Community
Name of service: Worship
Leader of service: Reverend Corinne McClintock
Liturgical importance: Second Sunday in Advent
Address: 194 Dale Lace Street, Weltevreden Park, Johannesburg.
Accessibility: Not wheelchair friendly
Neighbourhood: Middle class, fairly affluent, family oriented.
Description of building: One of the houses in the area, the rooms of Dr Gary Hudson.
Garden: The gardens are spacious.
Impression of congregation: Elderly gay men mostly, mixed racial make up with staff from Sparrow’s Nest and Dr Hudson’s rooms present.
How many people attended: Approximately 12 people
General dress code: Casual
Welcome: A tight knit group who all know each other well
Pre-service ambience: Chatty and friendly, quieting and becoming more meditative as the service got closer to starting.
Comfort: Dining room chairs
Opening words of service: It is a joy and a sadness to serve here tonight.
Written liturgy/music: On printed sheet and Anglican Prayer Book
Style of worship: Formal, traditional
Length of sermon: 15 minutes
Quality of sermon: Excellent
Theme of sermon: Preparing the way
Preacher: Reverend Corinne McClintock
Child friendly?: No.
The most heavenly part of the service: The close fellowship of the participants.
The most hellish part of the service: After thirty five years, the direction of the Gay Christian Community is moving away from a house church back to its origins as a house Bible Study group.
After service: A Christmas tea with everyone staying on to chat.
Ablutions: Plentiful, clean and easy to access.
Likelihood of returning: The services are not continuing in their present form, but I will attend the bible studies.
General mood after service: The people were all quite sad at the end of an era.
The most memorable thing about the service: The years we spent there as a group.