I am now living in the south, so every church I have ever been in in this state has had a/c, then i would never have ever thought that any church could exist without a/c, in fact.
I was proven wrong, however.
I went on a little pilgrimage to a northeastern neighborhood that I have always wanted to visit, and that is the location that I discovered that there are lots of churches that do not have a/c. I was a bit taken aback to learn that they simply never wanted to spend the cash to install a/c. I am almost certain that it is not even legal to build a building in our state without having plans for air conditioner included, however with that out of the way, the matriarch of an outdated family acquaintance passed away, plus I made the trip up north to attend her funeral. I showed up, wearing a long-sleeved blouse, which was a mistake. I had no method that there would be no a/c in the church! Now mind you, this was not some tiny little church in some backwater site. It was a great big church that has been in that same spot in the 1690s! There are several very prominent families who belong to this church, too, plus it is surprising to me that the pastors never suggested funds from the parishioners so they could install air conditioner. They do have a furnace because it is in the northeast, so they need heaters… Let me tell you, it was not fun going to a funeral in a crowded church in the Summer without any air conditioner!