1 in 4 Church of England Congregations Did Not Have Any Children Attend Worship: Report

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About a quarter of congregations belonging to the Church of England did not have any children for their worship services, according to recently released figures.

In an analysis of church attendance among their congregations during the month of October 2016, the Church of England found that the smallest 25 percent of churches reported 0 children attended on average.

Released last week, the figures also noted that the median or middle church averaged three children per worship service, while the largest 5 percent of churches averaged 35.

The Church of England directed The Christian Post to an online copy of the report, titled “Statistics for Mission 2016.

The report showed that an average of 930,000 people, 14 percent of whom were children, attended weekly worship services at Church of England congregations during October 2016.

Church of England spokesperson Anna McCrum told CP that the denomination does have a way to reach children, as it educates approximately 1 million youths in about 4,700 schools.

 

“These pupils are from all faiths and none and the provision of education is for the common good. Our pupils take part in collective worship and are educated in a Christian…

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