At Synod today, I noticed that Holy Trinity/St Barnabas Paisley had bought big round tables for their new hall complex. At St Augustine's we did the same, for, I'm sure the same reasons. However, they do not work! Conversation is limited to those on either side of you, and cross-table banter is impossible. Not good for Synod!
In St Aug's we have started buying long tables again. Communication is so much better over meals!
I was a great believer that round tables would work better, but in a big hall they don't!
However, if there is a parish who wants to use big round tables that seat at least 10, please get in touch!