Talk:Church (building)

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 Definition The house of worship in Christianity. [d] [e]
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Would there be any objections if I changed this to a disambiguation page, and transferred the present text to one named "Church (building)"? --Martin Wyatt (talk) 19:52, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

[1] seems to imply parentheses should not be used for the commonest meaning, which I'd guess this is. Peter Jackson (talk) 08:30, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
All I can says is: it's not my perception that the commonest meaning for church is the reference to the building (steeplehouse, as the old Quakers called it). It would be helpful to have some other views, but I don't suppose we'll get them, so if no-one else says anything, I'll work round leaving it as it is. --Martin Wyatt (talk) 20:15, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
Major dictionaries, whether they follow historical or practical arrangements, give this meaning first. Think about how ordinary people, not academics, use the word. (Unless our policy is intended to refer to academic usage, of course. In that case I imagine architecture would be outweighed by other subjects.) Peter Jackson (talk) 08:56, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

This page does not follow the form and function of a disambiguation page and is not labeled as such. I'm going to try to put it into more conventional form. Roger A. Lohmann (talk) 14:35, 20 September 2020 (UTC)