What does it mean to see an church in a dream?

Church Dream Meaning: From 29 Different Sources

What applies to a church may apply equally to a temple or a circle of stones or any other sacred place.

(1) A church may symbolize the self, the totally integrated psyche, with all its elements organized as a harmonious whole centred on whatever, in terms of your individual personality and ‘destiny5.

constitutes the supreme value of truth. (For self)

The image may therefore be taken as a sign that your unconscious is urging you to ‘centre” yourself, to put an end to the fragmentation which results in your going off in opposite directions; to ‘pull yourself together” in the almost literal sense of unifying all the currently conflicting parts of you into a creative and fulfilling collaboration or commingling.

Other buildings - a house, or just a room - may represent your psyche. The fact that your dream presents the psyche in the image of a church means that you are being invited to perceive the self as something sacred - that is, something of supreme value and perhaps in some way transcendent.

(2) The church may symbolize, not the total psyche, but some most valuable (‘sacred”) part of it which holds the meaning of your life - the key to your true destiny.

(3) In primitive times a sacred place was regarded as the birthplace of the tribe’s original - divine - ancestor(s). In the same way, your dream image of a sacred place may be a reminder that you are not a worthless creature living a meaningless life; that vour self is a divine reality’, something of supreme value and to be taken with the utmost seriousness; that you are not only to love yourself but also to revere yourself.

(4) The church - or what is going on inside it, or how you in the dream are reacting - may represent your feelings about religion or about some institutionalized form of religion.

(5) For church crypt see Cave, Cellar.

(6) Is there someone in the church - a priest or (other) holy person, or someone you love dearly and respect deeply (father or elder brother, for instance)? If so, the figure may represent the self, the part of you that transcends the ego (for self). See also Wise Old Man / Woman.

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd

Religious feeling or beliefs, including moral code, or our feelings about organised religion. Each of us has a sense of our relationship with the forces of life within us, and the world outside us.

A church may depict this sense and what we do with it; our sense of what is holy or fundamental to all life, and therefore eternal, such as the urge to exist; the cycles of life and growth; reproduction and interdependence. See Christ and archetypes; religion and dreams.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp

To dream of a church can symbolize a person’s religious activities or beliefs about Christianity, Heb. 12:23

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

You are dreaming of connecting to your spiritual nature in a more conventional way. Churches, temples, and mosques are the center of spiritual life for any community. Just like a house in a dream, any building can be interpreted as representing one’s current sense of self. In this way, any place of worship ultimately points to your relationship with spirituality and religion. Because this element of life can be particularly controversial, it is very important that you make a clear distinction between the universal meaning of church as connecting to matters of spirituality and whatever personal feelings you harbor about organized religion.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

Wherever christian gather to worship, inside or outside the traditional church building; one’s body is their spiritual “temple” where their spirit dwells until their demise

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

If you are standing in the churchyard, looking at the church, this is a symbol of great times to come.

Dreaming of being alone in an empty church, however, indicates rough times ahead that will nonetheless be resolved.

A church full of people singing or praying, or observing a wedding or christening, is an omen of happiness and spiritual progress.

Dreaming of a funeral, however, means the death of a longtime dream. See “Altar”.

Dream Explanations of Astro Center | Astro Center

See religious buildings below and in spiritual imagery in the introduction.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

See religious buildings in buildings

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

A dream of a church often represents something sacred to the dreamer or symbolizes that the dreamer’s prayers, or prayers by others are being answered. It may also represent a deep inner need for spiritual nourishment or atonement.

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Symbol: The church may represent many things: “a woman clothed in the sun,” the “bride of Christ,” “Noah’s ark,” “the ship,” “the vineyard,” “the net,” “the City of Heaven,” and more.

Vision: Walking into a church: do you have to make amends to someone? Watching a church cave in: you have lost your faith in God. Looking at a church: you will be kept from “going down die wrong padi” or doing die wrong tiling. Praying in Church: you will receive help from above, or a very important wish will be realized. See Chapel, God.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about a church can be a sign that you are already emotionally mature or that maturity is still missing. It often indicates strong faith and, sometimes, your connection to others.

The altar either expresses your spiritual strength or is a sign to make “higher spiritual aspirations” a greater part of your life. See Altar.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda

dreaming of a church is a good luck omen and especially so if you dream of the outside of the building, which shows luck in love and marriage.

The inside of a church shows that you will have a few small problems that could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Of course, you must study the dream as a whole, for other activities may change the interpretation so that the church itself has no meaning other then that of location.

Encyclopedia of Dreams | Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen

Established Spiritual Beliefs, fixed/controlled spiritual ideas.

Expansions Dream Dictionary | Stewart A. Swerdlow

You are going to receive some bad news.

If you are inside the church, you are going to become very- depressed and very pessimistic.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland

For a Christian person, seeing a church in a dream signifies a house of worship, religion, knowledge, devotion, work, ascetic detachment, fear of wrongdoing, penance, lamentation and it could mean crying.

A church in a dream also could mean distress, trouble, slander, innovation, injustice, a business club, a meeting house, bingo, wine, alcoholic consumption, communion, weddings or a wife. In a dream, a church also can represent its parish, diocese, ministry, clergyman or a chaplain.

If one sees a church turned into a synagogue, or a synagogue turned into a church in a dream, it means mistrust, an argument, or a scheme for tax evasion. Seeing oneself in a synagogue in a dream means that one may become a Jew.

If one’s house turns into a church in a dream, it means that he will bring its business to his house, or it may mean a fight with one’s boss. Seeing a church in a dream also denotes a cemetery, confession, a prostitute, a music house or a place of confinement. Ifa woman sees herself attending a wedding or a funeral service at a church in a dream, it may mean the same in wakefulness.

(Also see Cincture; Temple)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

As in Chapel, Cathedral.

A debate about the meaning of life. Contemplation is asked of you. According to Freud, it is a symbol for woman.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

To dream about a church represents a need to be appreciated by those you love. Also see “Steeple”

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

The church or chapel indicates to the devout a fulfillment of hopes yet unattained.

If the church is far away in the dream locale, disappointment is in store.

To be entering the church, thoughts of marriage vows and wedded unanimity are portended.

A church is also a symbol of a woman, often meaning the mother or protector.

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe

Dreams of a church symbolize your relationship with spirituality, religious attitudes and beliefs. Consider the feeling tone. See Cathedral, Temple and Ceremony.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

To dream of seeing a church in the distance, denotes disappointment in pleasures long anticipated.

To enter one wrapt in gloom, you will participate in a funeral. Dull prospects of better times are portended.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

Dreaming about being in a church is more common than most people realize. Each week I get several requests to add church to the dictionary. This may be so due to the fact that most of us went to church as children. From a very early age we had to go to church and were taught that there was a God. This was important in our life and to our families. Dreaming about churches, cathedrals, synagogues, or any other place of worship may represent our childhood associations with religion. At times, the dream may be a muddled childhood memory.

The church could represent a need for greater spirituality in the dreamer’s life. It may express religious beliefs, everyday occurrences, issues of safety, security and strength through community and religious expression. None of us can escape the age-old questions, “Who am I?” and, “What is the meaning of life?”. Coping with our own physical mortality is a very big deal. Both our conscious, and unconscious minds are continually working and bringing issues of relevance and concern into our awareness. Think about the details of your dream and make an attempt to honestly understand its meaning.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

Churches put us in contact with our inner harmony, since as it is known, they are places of seclusion and meditation. To dream that you find yourself in an empty, solitary church suggest a need for solitude and introspection.

If the church is large and full of people, the dream encourages you to trust more in others, in what society offers you.

The dream is very positive if the protagonist becomes aware of his potential and decides to seek new projects to change his future. The purpose of the architecture of sacred buildings is to symbolize the unity of the soul with God. In psychological terms, these buildings represent the human mind at its peak. (See ABBEY)

Praying in a church promises joy.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

To see a church from a distance predicts a happy solution of a problem that has oppressed you.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

It is bad luck to dream of being in a church, whether or not there is a service in progress.

It is a sign that you will encounter some distressing times.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

As with a cathedral it is a lucky omen if your dream featured the outside of the building; however, if the interior was involved, it signifies some impending troubles, but don’t get depressed—they are likely to turn out to be small blessings in disguise.

A dream of a churchyard is a promise of better things to come.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

A place of worship (church, temple, mosque, etc.) can represent: God or spirituality.

The spiritual or religious aspects of your life.

The importance of a spiritual connection.

Ritual or tradition.

A mental or superficial focus on spirituality (such as saying the words of a prayer without meaning them).

Consider also the dream events in this setting and your feelings about them.

See also: Religious Symbol; Religion; Business; Organization, Membership

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman

May represent an outer appearance of spirituality rather than an attunement within your own inner temple. Jesus never had a church, but taught among the people. Also, a worshipful consciousness within the self; a need to awaken awareness in acknowledgment of a Higher Power.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

To dream of building one, divine love; to enter one, honorable conduct, benevolence; to talk in one or see it desecrated, lying, envy and sin; to go to church in mourning denotes a wedding; to go in white denotes a funeral (Gypsy).

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig

(see Altar, Bells, Holy Ground, Monastery, Priest / Priestess, Sanctuary, Temple)

Sanctuary, safety, privacy.

A place within which secrets remain concealed except to the Divine.

If you entered the church and sat down, this shows a personal need for seclusion or security. Alternatively, perhaps you feel as if someone has betrayed a trust, and seek alternative sources in which to place your faith (see Religions).

Your health. We often hear the aphorism that the “Wy is the temple of the soul.” In what condition do you find your temple} If the church appears run-down, get some rest and take better care of yourself.

Seeking the sacred powers or a desire to give that portion of your life more attention. It may also mark the beginning of a spiritual ideology unfolding, especially if the church is of a specific tradition with which you feel affinity.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

lucky numbers: 15-17-22-27-41-49

aisle, in a: difficulties and misfortune wil beset you.

altar: aspire to a spirituality fundamental to al life.

anthem in, hearing an: your prayers are being answered on your wel -planned work.

blasphemy in a, committing: use violent protest rather than practical action.

building, a: are loved by God, love him back.

several: happiness is buried too deep beneath your material ambition.

built, being: wil surmount difficulties while remaining true to your innermost thoughts.

catechism, preaching from the: distinction of your future position.

reading, a, manual: activities in a lucrative position.

receiving oral instruction: you can accept strictures behind advancement.

caving in: have deep feeling of regret that you have lost faith in God.

choir, singing in the: a surprise visit of an old friend reveals lover’s disloyalty.

hearing a: a lack of tolerance for one another leads to gloom.

Christening, attending your child’s: wil achieve hopes and desires.

friend’s, a: contentment with new life.

godparent, being a: be decisive in taking advantage of favorable opportunity.

communion, going to: wil receive many blessings.

children: guidance wil be received through your third eye.

crucifix, praying to a: you wil receive high honors.

hanging a: wil be involved in troubles you wil blame on others.

deacon, a: your actions wil be severely criticized.

decorated, fully: wil receive an inheritance of spiritual nourishment if you atone.

during mass, in: your approach is tentative for fear of refusal.

entering a: your making amends wil be received with kindness.

hearing a dispute in: conflict between daily life and spiritual values.

heresy, being accused of: wil assert yourself and gain stature in community affairs.

Holy Communion: wil make a friend who wil stand by you for life.

Judgment Day, at: are resigned to pay for your sins and be credited for your conduct.

parish, of a: there are no clouds in your future.

praying in: wil be kept from the wrong path if you cooperate with the family.

priest in, being with a: harbor guilt and shame for breaking important rules.

Sabbath, observing the: wil participate in the ritual.

reveling in the: wil mock the very truth of your life.

sacrilege, committing a: wil suffer much misery.

salvation, institution, joining a: a rude awakening for your family.

Savior, praying to the: desires wil be granted in the future.

granting wishes: spiritual healing has been earned, prayers are answered.

seated in: wil change habits, with the strength of spiritual forces.

talking in: friends are envious of your relationship with the forces of life.

vicar of a, talking to the: people wil cause anguish.

yard, being in: a sense of what is fundamental to al life and death.

others in a: cycles of life and growth, reproduction and interdependence.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

Dreaming About A Church | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Church

20 dream symbols found for this dream.

Abbey (church)

1. One’s inner state is peaceful, anxiety free. 2. If the abbey is damaged, something is intruding on one’s ability to achieve peacefulness. 3. If the structure is seen in clear weather, a hint good things are on their way, which will result in a diminu­tion of anxiety. 4. If the abbey is seen in fog or bad weather, then bad news is on the way which may result in sadness, but this will fade. ... abbey (church) dream meaning

New American Dream Dictionary

Church (was A Bar / Club)

Playing with Spirituality. ... church (was a bar / club) dream meaning

Expansions Dream Dictionary

Church / Graveyard

A church or religious building in your dreams represents your feelings about religion; if you are not religious, it marks all that is sacred to you in your life. To see the outside of a church in your dream signifies sacredness and spiritual nourishment. It is representative of your value system and the things you hold sacred. To see the inside of a church indicates that you may experience some minor setbacks. However, whatever seems like a nuisance might eventually turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Dreaming of a grave or graveyard is an indication that you must resolve or deal with your feelings concerning the inevitability of death. It may be that you are trying to deal with feelings concerning someone who has died. Alternatively, part of your personality may have been killed off or is buried—or cut off—from the outside world. To dream that you are in a graveyard signifies sadness, unresolved grief or ambivalent feelings about death. It can also represent those parts of yourself that you have killed off or have stopped using. From a spiritual perspective, a graveyard is not only a place of death but also a place of spiritual regeneration and rebirth. To see a mausoleum in your dream signifies possible health issues or anxiety about your health. ... church / graveyard dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia

Church Bell

If you have a dream of hearing church bells, it is important to take into account any religious associations you may have; if you are a Christian, the sound of bells suggests a call to worship or celebration, whilst tolling bells denotes a funeral and sadness. If you are not a Christian, the sound of bells underlines feelings of happiness or sadness that are present right now in your waking life. ... church bell dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia

Church Bell, Ringing A Church Bell

Vision: If you hear a church bell ring: keep your eyes and ears open—you will get news that might be important and helpful. If you are ringing a bell: you will make someone very happy (without knowing it). See Signal, Whistle. Depth Psychology: A bell always announces something—whether positive or negative depends on the rest of the images in the dream. Was it a happy or distressed sound?... church bell, ringing a church bell dream meaning

Dreamers Dictionary

Church Building

1. May refer to a particular congregation;2. The reference may also be general;3. Often a church will appear as a house in a dream or vision;4. May represent the individual;5. Place of worship. 1 Tim 3:15; Rom. 16:15;... church building dream meaning

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model

Church Buildings

also see Church in Buildings and Religious Imagery1- A church represents our feelings about organised religion. In dreams it can be a placc of sanctuary, particularly in the sense that we can have a shared belief with other people. This may be as much to do with a shared moral code as with a code of personal behaviour. 2- A church building may or may not be considered to be beautiful, but its image links with our appreciation of beautiful objects which mark and enhance our sense of worship. We link with the forces of life within us which enable us to live life more fully. 3- A church becomes a ‘world centre’ since it marks all that is holy and essential in our lives. ... church buildings dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Church Buildings

also see Church in Dream Dictionary: Religious Buildings and Religious ImageryTo dream of church buildings can imply we are formulating a new set of values or morals. It may also mean we are abandoning old, outdated beliefs. ... church buildings dream meaning

Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation

Church Cash / Casino Check

Your spiritual ideas cannot be applied now. ... church cash / casino check dream meaning

Expansions Dream Dictionary

Church Service

To listen to mass, internal satisfaction; to listen to church music, overwhelming joy. ... church service dream meaning

The Fabric of Dream

Church Service

You need to turn inward, as in Prayer. Expression of the desire to “serve God,” or to serve a higher purpose... church service dream meaning

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Church Tower

Vision: Looking at a church tower from a distance: you are on the right path. Climbing a church tower: you are interested in your surroundings and your curiosity is creating new contacts. See Church, Tower. ... church tower dream meaning

Dreamers Dictionary

Church, Chapel, Temple

Example: ‘It was like an English church with several great spires. The whole building seemed to be built in a white and gold design. The gold pans shim­mered in the sun. I gazed at this wonderful sight for some time and felt such a wonderful feeling of upliftment, my tired­ness gone’ (Johan E). As in the example, the powerfully re­generative side of our inner life or feelings; the world of expe­rience we have created inwardly by our thoughts, meditation, actions; our sense of contact with life itself. Also the moral rules we make decisions from (such rules may not be ‘Chris­tian’ if they kill much of our inner life); moral authority, our relationship with the community. Occasionally baptism, mar­riage, death, the mother or refuge. Walking past church: not entering into contact with the best in us—or our anger towards dogma. Example: The priest was going to question and assault my friend in connection with some opinion he had offended the church with. I went to stand near him to give him moral suppon, and physical help if necessary. I hated seeing anybody degraded. The priest saw my move and sent three thug type men to shoulder me out. They surrounded me to knock me down. I went beserk and knocked them all over the place with kicks and punches’ (John P). In the example John sees the dogmas of the Church as an assault and degradation of human qualities of love and moral suppon. ... church, chapel, temple dream meaning

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences


Universal Landscape: The spiritual self. Dreaming Lens: What kind of church was in your dream? What was the denomination or religion being practiced there? What state was the church in? Was this a church or temple from your daily life? Why were you there?Personal Focus: Churches, temples, and mosques are the center of spiritual life for any community. Just like a house in a dream, any building can be interpreted as representing one’s current sense of self. In this way, any place of worship ultimately points to your relationship with spirituality and religion. Because this element of life can be particularly controversial, it is very important that you make a clear distinction between the universal meaning of church as connecting to matters of spirituality and whatever personal feelings you harbor about organized religion. The state the building is in is an important part of your interpretation. A church or temple that is in disrepair is likely pointing to your spiritual life suffering through neglect. A more modern building may connect to newer spiritual perspectives whereas an older structure may correlate with a more traditional viewpoint. What is happening within the church or temple in your dream is something to consider as well. If the event in your dream is in alignment with the typical uses of such a place, a more literal interpretation may be in order. However, if there is a contradiction taking place, your own sense of spiritual confusion or inconsistency may be what is being expressed. A church has long been synonymous with safety from worldly dangers in the form of protective sanctuary. A person could be considered safe within the confines of a church from all enemies, political and spiritual. Once inside, an individual cannot be harmed by the enemy, whether that enemy is the government or a legion of demons. Consider the possibility that this dream image is suggesting a need to receive the ultimate level of protection from unseen dangers. ... church/temple dream meaning

Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide for Interpreting Any Dream


To dream of walking in a churchyard, if in winter, denotes that you are to have a long and bitter struggle with poverty, and you will reside far from the home of your childhood, and friends will be separated from you; but if you see the signs of springtime, you will walk up in into pleasant places and enjoy the society of friends. For lovers to dream of being in a churchyard means they will never marry each other, but will see others fill their places. ... churchyard dream meaning

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation


To dream of a churchyard means you will soon find yourself in a lawyers office. ... churchyard dream meaning

Gypsy Dream Dictionary


Good health is likely to follow this dream, but there will also be disappointment in matters pertaining to the heart. ... churchyard dream meaning

The Complete Dream Book


Although apparently unpleasant, this is a fortunate dream as it concerns the outside of a church. ... churchyard dream meaning

Mystic Dream Book

Communion (church Service)

Longing for religious rituals, or having an aversion to them. Betrayal by or acceptance into a social group. The 64-million dollar question: “How do you feel about religion?”In addition, important here is the dual nature of bread and wine, which mirror a duality: the material versus the spiritual world. ... communion (church service) dream meaning

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Top Of Church

Rising above fixed spiritual ideas. ... top of church dream meaning

Expansions Dream Dictionary