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Statistics - Parish Growth & Decline

This page highlights growth and decline of parishes within the Church of England. The charts are based on attendance data collected through the annual returns by the Research and Statistics Unit of the Archbishops' Council.

Distribution of Parishes

The chart below gives an indication of the distribution of parishes growing, stable and declining over 10 years. Parishes were only considered to be growing or declining over the 10 years if their attendance had significantly changed in that time. Parishes without sufficient data (around 2% of them) are not included in the chart.

Parishes % Chart

Distribution of Attendees

This graph shows the distribution of attendees in terms of whether the parish they are attending is growing, stable or declining.

People % Chart