Huw Edwards in a shopping centre on a Sunday discusses the decline in Christian religious worship in Wales. Huw looks at the corresponding rise in consumerism and materialism and postulates that these are taking over where religion declines.
Ask students if they could give reasons why shops used to be closed on Sundays. Why does Huw Edwards call shops temples of consumption? Encourage students to discuss in groups the similarities and differences between going to a church on a Sunday and going shopping. What have churches to learn from shopping centres in terms of their draw?