I attended an open-air service this weekend, at our local parish church. Our family has moved house recently and we haven't yet settled into a new church. But this open-air gathering seemed hugely appropriate right now, just after Easter.
First of all, this church sits next to a large green space where people of all ages come to meet out of doors, walk dogs, throw frisbees, etc. So our outdoor worship event felt like a public witness: a community's reminder that there are followers of Jesus in their midst: people who find it worthwhile to gather on a chilly spring morning to raise their voices in worship and hear about the story of the first Easter.