Annual attendance grows by 6.6% in 2014

Attendance by adults and children at all Sunday services
We've just compiled our annual report on church attendance for the Parochial Church Council meeting next week.
  • Overall year-on-year growth was 6.6%.
  • Medium-term growth is 22% since 2008.
  • Growth is accelerating.
  • Christmas attendances grew by almost 15%, with the Classical Candlelit Carols service attracting 477 worshippers.
We recognise that numbers tell only part of a story. Faithfulness is different from worldly "success" and wonderfully faithful Christian communities who fulfil their vocation to serve God don't always see growth in numbers. But for good growth of every kind, we give God thanks.

You can read the full report here.