Thursday, October 15, 2015

CofE churches may soon only open at Easter and Christmas: One in four parishes has fewer than ten worshippers

From The Daily Mail-

Dwindling congregations mean thousands of historic churches may only open at Christmas and Easter under radical plans proposed by the Church of England.

Centuries-old churches across the country may shut their doors for most of the year after attendances in some places fell into single figures.

In a drastic overhaul, thousands may become ‘festival churches’ which only open during major religious holidays.

More here-

1 comment:

Peter Carey+ said...

Wow, this is quite amazing & sad! And it just came in my feed right under the good news that Archbishop Welby preached at VTS for the consecration of the new chapel.

Tough times.