Theme of Church goingTopic of the church visit
Doesn't the storyteller wonder if church will be shut down? Discussing what becomes of the idle church building is indeed an investigation into what led to so many people for so long to consider the importance of faith. Revealing these causes also shows the needs still to be fulfilled in the secular one.
After all, the church is a place where one can "really grow". Worldly life, the working environment, the cycling holiday, the outskirts and the lambs can do very well without the Church's intervention, but "someone will always be surprising / A thirst in themselves for more seriousness". The only way to meet this appetite, a desire for spirituality, is to go to a place where it is appreciated, where it has been appreciated for hundreds of years.
which is the main concept of the church that follows the larch-centred notion?
Philip Larkin's Church Going is based on the premise that while today faith is no more than an outdated belief, it will always be necessary for some individuals to seek religious responses to warrant their being. That is clear, because visiting the church makes the orator wonder why he is stopping in such places, as he often does.
Describing the church indicates that he is not a churchgoer. That becomes clear when he is referring to the "brass and stuff" on the front of the church. Then the spokesman goes forward, reading out loud from the Bible, and then makes a contribution that says the attendance was "not worthstopp.
He then asks why he often stops in a church like this and why he builds up the main concept of the work. Spokesman asks when all these church are taken over by Mother Nature, except for several that could be preserved because of their historic importance. And in the forth verse, the spokesman asks himself whether there will be those who, for ulterior motives such as happiness, will heal diseases or see the deceased, but he says that this superstition will also give way to intelligency and argumentation, so that the church will be surpassed by "grass" and "herbaceous pavement".
And the spokesman continues to wonder who could be the very last to visit a church. Is it going to be a Christmas enthusiast, a Treasure seeker or an ignorant like himself who only goes because this was the place where humans got wed and bury the deceased? Eventually, the spokesman proposes that although he does not have this constraint, there will always be those who visit church because they have to vindicate their being.
Religious acknowledges this need and provides a greater sense of purpose for those who have such a need.