A couple things real quick, one, the intention of the photo was not to capture the church but was to have it in the background.
Understood. However everything that is included in the photo is still part of the photo, whether it be background, foreground, subject. So even though the church is not the subject, but is in the dark, unlit background, it still is part of the photo and, in my opinion, shouldn’t look cut off. Plus, I think it really adds to the feel of the photo.
Again I appreciate you taking the time to look over and figure out how to make these photo’s better.