I suppose one of the “advantages” of The Anglican Church being a State Church is that people have incentive to show up on Sunday. The consequences of missing church was greater than the mild em·bar·rass·ment…
a feeling of self-consciousness, shame, or awkwardness.
“I turned red with embarrassment”
|mortification, humiliation, shame, shamefacedness, chagrin, awkwardness, self-consciousness, sheepishness, discomfort, discomfiture, discomposure, agitation, distress|
…of running into the Rector that afternoon at lunch?