Thursday, 16 February 2012
Church stats !
I am no good at maths but I have always enjoyed looking at church statistics and quoting them when appropriate.
In some ways they make depressing reading ,as they show a dramatic decline in church attendance in the UK, and record our failures,but they should also shake us out of our complacency and tendency to bury our heads in the sand , and encourage us to be more innovative, as we seek to reconnect with our culture
I was therefore delighted to see Peter Brierleys website see here
.Peter must know more about church stats than anyone else in the UK. I heard him speak many years ago and found what he said fascinating This bit on the website is certainly worth studying where is the church going?
It does not always make comfortable reading but if we are to get where we want to be ,we need to start by understanding where we are!