Tag Archives: Peter Brierley

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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Seasonal Good Intentions

One-quarter of Britons expect to attend a church service over the Christmas period this year, according to a YouGov poll on Christmas commissioned by The Sun newspaper and published in today’s issue under the heading of ‘We’re Dreaming of a … Continue reading

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Mission Work and Mission Workers

A quantitative profile of mission work and mission workers in 2010 has recently been published by ADBC Publishers, the imprint of Brierley Consultancy, which undertook the underlying research on behalf of ReachAcross (formerly the Red Sea Mission Team), the mission … Continue reading

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UK Church Statistics, 2005-15

The indefatigable Dr Peter Brierley has done it again! For almost 40 years he has towered over the UK religious statistical scene, authoring a series of influential books and reports aimed at specialist and generalist audiences. Now we must salute … Continue reading

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Membership of Groups

6% of adult Britons claim to belong to a ‘church group or bible study’, according to a YouGov poll released today, and conducted online among a sample of 2,451 adult Britons on 16 and 17 June 2011 on behalf of … Continue reading

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Concerns for Christians

The indefatigable Peter Brierley of Brierley Consultancy has just brought out, under his ADBC Publishers imprint, a 24-page synthesis of statistics relating to 21 issues which are likely to be of concern to Christians. Entitled 21 Concerns for 21st Century … Continue reading

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UK Religious Trends to 2020

Some fascinating (but necessarily speculative) insights into ten key current religious, demographic and other changes in the UK and their potential impact upon the Churches are contained in a new publication by Peter Brierley, head of Brierley Consultancy. Entitled Major … Continue reading

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Facing the Axe? Diocese of Bradford in the Headlights

Periodic reports about Islam overtaking the Church of England in terms of the number of worshippers have been a feature of media life for much of the past decade. The latest variant on the theme is to be found in … Continue reading

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Counting Catholics

Andrew Brown of the Guardian has just written a very interesting article on the problems of calculating the size of the Catholic community. The Catholic Church defines the Catholic community as those people who have been baptised living within England and Wales. Continue reading

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Church Attendance in England, 2005

The debate over the Christian Research data last week, together with coverage of the papal visit, led me to look at church attendance data from the 2005 English Church Census. I wanted to look again to see which areas of England had higher rates of church attendance, and specifically which areas looked more Catholic.
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