Attendance at Church of England services has plunged to its lowest level ever as the Archbishop of Canterbury warned it was battling to maintain its place in an increasingly “anti-Christian” culture.
Official figures – based on an annual pew count – show that only 1.4 per cent of the population of England now attend Anglican services on a typical Sunday morning.
Even the Church’s preferred “weekly” attendance figures, which include those at mid-week or extra services, has slipped below one million for the first time ever.
Now if only America can follow suit, and critical thinking gains a stronger foothold over here, I think we will all be in a much better place over all.
I have to say that when I started this blog I had no idea that I would be helping to chronicle the slow demise of organized religion. But more and more I think that is exactly what we are witnessing.
And I'm not going to lie, it is pretty gratifying.