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Can Mormons attend common church?


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June 12, 2017 4:12PM

I am not sure what you mean by "common church". Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) are expected to attend their local congregation or 'ward', which is assigned geographically to ensure even distribution of members. It is common for Mormons to attend a different ward when traveling or when supporting a friend or family member who might be speaking, performing, or being blessed or ordained in the service.Mormons are welcome to attend other churches and religious services whenever they desire. I have known Mormons who attend other churches regularly in addition to attending their own ward - this is especially the case in families where church membership is mixed. Mormons are also generally open to visiting other churches.

As a Mormon I have attended Catholic mass a handful of times, worship services at Anglican, Presbyterian, Baptist, and nondenominational Christian churches, Friday prayers at my local Muslim mosque, and services at Buddhist and Confucian temples.