Origin of churchgoer

First recorded in 1600–90; church + go1 + -er1
Related formschurch·go·ing, nounnon·church·go·er, nounnon·church·go·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of churchgoers

Historical Examples of churchgoers

  • Only to think that such a monster is the favorite of all the churchgoers!

  • They could pause to acquaint the churchgoers with a matter of common interest.

    Merton of the Movies

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • To-day Anne Kvæn and all the house servants were also among the churchgoers.

    The Visionary

    Jonas Lie

  • As usual, a row of beggars was standing before the door, imploring the charity of the churchgoers.


    Axel Munthe

  • Four fat horses and four wagons started from Goodfields with the churchgoers.

British Dictionary definitions for churchgoers


  1. a person who attends church regularly
  2. an adherent of an established Church in contrast to a Nonconformist
Derived Formschurchgoing, noun, adjective
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