"Holy Trinity Church, a growing church plant and one of only a few Anglican congregations in the metro area, is planning to build its own worship space - complete with a red door to symbolize the blood of Jesus.
The Rev. Keith Allen, rector of Holy Trinity, says most Anglican churches have red doors. And that’s the plan for Holy Trinity’s future building on Bozeman Road in Madison, where the 10-year-old church hopes to break ground “Lord willing, sometime in 2012,” Allen said.
Though he said Holy Trinity’s current location is 'a big gray building that looks nothing like a church' just north of Barksdale Cadillac on Goodridge Drive in Ridgeland, the looks aren’t the issue: The congregation is running out of room...."
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In the nineteenth century Anglo-Catholic churches began to paint the doors of their church buildings red in order to show that the church using the building was Anglo-Catholic. They also put a cross on the top of the spire for the same reason. Evangelical churches painted the doors of their buildings grey and put rooster weather vane on the spire.
In constructing a church building the first consideration should be function, not form. Too many buildings have been constructed over the years that are ill suited for Prayer Book worship as the result of a church's misconception of how a church building should appear. Churches have gone into dehabilitating debt to construct such buildings and some have lost their building to foreclosure.