Derek the Ænglican just put up a link to a new church in Second Life. What makes St Hilda’s Christian Goth Church different is that it is specifically designed for the “goth/emo” community. Ulfilas Graves, Apostle to the Goths, is Craig Gilman from Birmingham, England. He has set it up as outreach to young people. Apparently Birmingham has a rather large Goth community. Its an interesting concept and I wish him well. I am curious what the emo community is though. I guess I’m a tad, just a little, to old to know what is what in the gothic community. (I do mean just a tad too!)
I am curious as to why he chose St. Hilda as the patron saint of his church. There is a Celtic symbol in the church’s symbol and the siting of the church in the landscape has a passing resemblance to Whitby, at least its on a headland overlooking the sea. Otherwise there is no evidence of St Hilda at the church, that I see anyway. Perhaps someone will comment here and fill us in… Here is a link to a photo gallery of the church from Second Life. Anyway, I’m always glad to see another church dedicated to an early medieval saint; they tend to get completely overlooked here in the states.