Obviously, there are many reasons for this. In the case of Durham, one important reason is the poor quality of our last two bishops. The sheer cynicism of their performance takes one breath away.
Goodness, there seems to be a fair bit of hand-waving going on at that Norwich Cathedral service. Is that normal? For Norfolk? Or perhaps the Dean just offered to take questions from the floor? Maybe he's leading them in a stirring rendition of "Everybody in the House Say EEEEYOOO!"
It's Norwich. Literally nothing would surprise me.
Do keep us posted, David, if you get any clarification on that inconsistency in the 2010 figures.
Will do, emailed last night and nothing back yet.
In case people are wondering, the 2010 figures used yesterday are 22k lower than those originally published last year. Had the original set of 2010 figures been used, we would have been looking at a decline of 2.2% in average weekly attendance. So I'm trying to work out what's happened there.
One is tempted to ask whether there is a deliberate policy of revising the previous year's figures downwards so as to soften the impact of the decline.
Will the 2012 figures be revised down in 2014?
Is this revision of figures a regular feature?
I am only asking. My suspicions may be completely wrong.
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