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Coronation Service and Other News

  Coronation service Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has just become the longest-reigning monarch in British history, so it has been a considerable time (1953) since there has been a coronation in Britain. But already thoughts are beginning to turn … Continue reading

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Latest Anglican Mission Statistics and Other News

Church of England mission statistics The Research and Statistics Department of the Church of England published Statistics for Mission, 2012 on 21 March 2014. The report extends to 65 pages and includes 25 tables and 42 figures, with data disaggregated … Continue reading

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Religious Marriages and Other News

Seven new sources of British religious statistics feature in today’s bulletin, leading with the latest set of official annual figures on the mode of solemnization of marriages in England and Wales. Marriages (England and Wales), 2011 The number of marriages … Continue reading

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Anglican Themes – and Funeral Hymns

The cluster of news stories which have come to hand within the last four days mainly concern the Church of England, but a couple are also of wider interest: Church of England Growth? The Church of England launched a new … Continue reading

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Anglican Churchgoing in 2010

Attendance in the Church of England continues on its gently declining path, although there are one or two glimmers of hope, according to the 2010 provisional statistics which were released by the Research and Statistics Department of the Archbishops’ Council … Continue reading

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Listening to England

The Church of England announced on 3 January that the Archbishops’ Council is committed to ‘listen to England’ by launching twin projects to examine and enhance the Church’s ministry at the moments of birth and death (i.e. christenings and funerals). … Continue reading

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Church of England Statistics for Mission, 2009

The provisional Church of England statistics for mission for 2009, released yesterday in the form of five tables and eight maps, ‘paint a mixed picture’, according to Revd Lynda Barley, the Church’s Head of Research and Statistics, quoted in an … Continue reading

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The Ways We Say Goodbye

Even for those not overtly religious in their everyday lives, the three rites of passage (birth/baptism, marriage and death – or, colloquially put, hatching, matching and dispatching) have traditionally been a point of contact with institutional religion. Church of England … Continue reading

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