I think there are three churches in this reflection. I read that Bristol was a city of churches and pubs, and before the tall modern buildings came in you would be within eyesight of at least one church spire no matter where you were standing in the city. Now, most of the churches are unused, derelict, or repurposed. Many of the “active” buildings have so few people in their congregations that it is obvious they’ll be shutting soon. And as new church “plants” are started around the city they’re more likely to be housed in rented halls and school gyms.