A dream about a church is one of the most common dreams among both believers and non-believers. This dream symbol may or may not deal with your faith, as dreams are interpreted through symbols rather than literally.
If you dreamt about a church recently, I recommend that you remember as many details as possible. Below you will find the table of contents for faster orientation in this article.
The symbolism of a church in your dream
A church in dreams symbolizes your religious beliefs, faith, and spirituality. It can be a sign that you are ready to forgive someone from your past. It can also mean that you are ready to forgive yourself or move on from something in your past that is holding you back.
A church in dreams is a place where you can find help when you need it. This dream symbol is, in particular, common in people suffering from depression or treating their addiction. Churches are also places where people gather and support each other, so it can symbolize a place where you can find people who will support you and help you through hard times.
Going to church with family
A dream about going to church with family means restoring faith in your family or healing your relationships. This dream is common in people who have had an argument with someone in the family and long for forgiveness. Maybe they realized that they had made a mistake or that they were too arrogant or vulgar and wanted to fix their relationship.
Going to church with your family in a dream means healing relationships, an apology, or forgiveness.
Being in a church
A dream about being in church indicates your desire to believe again. It can be faith in God, faith in humanity, faith in love, and faith in yourself. The church symbolizes faith, and since you are in it, you want to find or recharge that faith again.
Something might have happened to make you distrustful. Being (standing, sitting, lying) in a church is a sign to believe again in whatever you have lost faith in.
Dreaming about church members means the support of the people around you. If you are going through a difficult time, know that there are people around you who care about you and want to help you. They may not know what you are going through, so it would be good to confide and not drown in your problems alone.
There are a lot of people out there who want to help you, and you may not see them just because you don’t want to.
Dream about church service
A dream about church service means that you are ready to take a step back and look at your life from a new perspective. It can be helpful to examine your actions and thoughts to grow and improve yourself.
Old dream dictionaries also describe a dream about a church service as a spiritual awakening or a desire to understand things that are beyond human understanding.
Maybe you want to get rid of a habit or want to come clean and start over with a clean slate. Whatever it is, church service means a new life or a new outlook on life.
Dream about a childhood church
A dream about a childhood church means that you are ready to make peace with your childhood and anything that happened back then. It also indicates that you are ready to move past something in your life. You may be ready to forgive someone who wronged you when you were young, or you may be ready to let go of a negative thought or belief you have been holding onto for a long time.
Singing in a church
A dream about singing in a church means that you are ready to open up and share your feelings with others. It can also signify that you are ready to let go of certain emotions or thoughts you’ve been holding onto for a long time.
Old dream dictionaries describe a dream about singing in church as revealing (or releasing) something that has been bothering you for a long time.
Church on fire
A dream about a church on fire is a sign of distrust or a desire to forget everything you once believed in. If you grew up in a very religious family that restricted you, this dream indicates your resentment towards anything religious.
On the positive side, seeing a burning church could also mean that you are ready to let go of all the limiting thoughts that you have believed until now. You may have believed all along that money is the root of all evil, and now that you have changed your perspective on money and found that these thoughts have been limiting you in your career or life, a burning church will appear in your dreams as a sign of letting go.
I know a case of a person who dreamed of a church on fire several times a week. She couldn’t accept the fact that her boyfriend broke up with her, so she found a “shaman” to help her get rid of all her thoughts about her ex-partner. After two months, she saw no change, except that the money in her account was dwindling. After researching on the internet, she found out that she had been visiting a fraudster and a dream about a church on fire indicated that she had stopped believing in something or someone she had previously trusted to help her.
Last but not least, a dream about a burning church also means a loss of trust in a relationship.
Whether you are religious or not, a church is a very powerful dream symbol dealing with faith, trust, the desire to try or discover things that were previously unknown to you, forgiveness, or letting go.