Category Archives: demographics

Church’s national assembly told – The Church of England will cease to exist in 20 years


The Church of England will cease to exist in 20 years as the current generation of elderly worshippers dies, Anglican leaders warned yesterday. The Telegraph reports: The average age of its members is now 61 and by 2020 a “crisis” of … Continue reading

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SOME SOBERING NEWS FROM IRELAND


Sad news: This report is a bit surprising to me, and probably to many of Irish and Scot-Irish ancestry. Of course, we of such blood are thought, unreasonably, to be a bit hard headed and contrary. I do not know … Continue reading

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ONE TREND IN CHURCH GROWTH (AND CHURCH LOSS)


The actions described below from England are an increasing trend not only there but in a number of European countries.  The decrease in active  worship participants is a problem for a number of denominations and church groups.  Other churches sometimes … Continue reading

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MEET A NEIGHBOR (OR RELATIVE)


Sometimes the apple does not fall far from the tree.  I grew up Methodist in the West Michigan Conference. Methodism began in England with a Church of England (Anglican) priest, John Wesley, as a method of personal devotion and practice. … Continue reading

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EUROPE IN DEMOGRAPHIC DENIAL


Here is an article which shows how a population can retreat into a small minority, or even disappear entirely.  These options are now a real possibility for the European countries.  Yet most Europeans still ignore these statistics with all the … Continue reading

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NEWEST WORLDWIDE CATHOLIC STATISTICS


Here are the latest worldwide membership statistics from the Catholic Church in Rome. Fr/ Orthohippo Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – As every year, on the occasion of World Mission Sunday, October 23 this year, Fides News Service offers some statistics … Continue reading

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FEMALE CHURCH ATTENDANCE — DROPS


Every now and then polls actually spot trends.  This probably is one of those times.  During my life time, and, I believe, historically, women have been the background of church attendees.  Since women naturally will see things through the eyes … Continue reading

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