Comments: London Church Census

Just goes to shew the value of having a Traditionalist bishop.

Posted by Father David at Friday, 2 August 2013 at 6:36am BST

Umm, not to begrudge London diocese its growth, but this survey covers the territory of all three dioceses, London, Southwark, Chelmsford.

And it reports that "Overall, Anglicans are declining ".

Posted by Simon Sarmiento at Friday, 2 August 2013 at 9:07am BST

Because Anglicanism in decline according to these figures even despite overall growth in attendance?

Posted by ExRevd at Friday, 2 August 2013 at 9:10am BST

What it boils down to is that new immigrants, from countries with a strong church tradition, can sustain a reasonable sized number of churches in a city that has a lot of new immigrants.

It's hard to know where to start on the problems with that as a long-term strategy. Leaving aside the issue of what Christianity looks like when it ends up as something pretty much disconnected from the the long-term population, and what happens to it as immigrant communities integrate and inter-marry, there's the minor problem that levels on inward migration from countries that will provide these church-going new immigrants is a matter of some slight political controversy at the moment.

Posted by Interested Observer at Friday, 2 August 2013 at 9:25am BST

"Just goes to shew the value of having a Traditionalist bishop."

Yes indeed! I'm sure that is the driving force behind immigration. ;-)

Posted by Cynthia at Friday, 2 August 2013 at 3:24pm BST
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