Posts Tagged ‘Declining church attendance’

To attract parishioners we must construct mature Church

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

The Catholic Church can attract parishioners although changes are needed, says Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. “We have to construct a mature Church” to attract parishioners, he says. The question is how: how will the Church choose to reach out to people and define itself? In his opinion, the Church will need to be very Read more

Trendy new churches poach worshippers from stuffy ones

Monday, October 29th, 2018

The Church of England has launched an evangelism drive. Part of its strategy is to attract young agnostics by “planting” churches, an American model where members of a healthy church set up new churches one elsewhere. According to Ric Thorpe, the Bishop of Islington 2,400 church plants are planned by 2030. Continue reading Related Posts:Church Read more

Atheist tells Christians in Tokoroa to do more to keep Christmas alive

Monday, April 30th, 2018

An atheist is urging Christians to do more to keep Christmas alive in the South Waikato. Tokoroa Christmas Parade coordinator Tony Williams said he’s disappointed by the lack of Christians supporting the annual Carols in the Park event, which coincides with the parade as part of the Tokoroa Big Weekend in December. “I confess to Read more

Anglican Church for sale in Point Chevalier

Monday, February 20th, 2017

A 99-year-old church for sale in Point Chevalier has a multi-million dollar CV. The Church of the Ascension in Point Chevalier, which closed for worship in July, was put on the market earlier this month. The 2004sqm Dignan St section has three buildings including the church, a vicarage and church hall. Continue reading Related Posts:Catholic Church Read more

Attendance at Anglican Cathedral services rises by 18%

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Latest figures show an 18% increase in the numbers attending services in England’s Anglican Cathedrals between 2005 and 2015. On average 36,700 people,adults and children, attended cathedral services each week in 2015. Almost all of the increase in attendance over the past decade has been in increasing midweek attendance. But in 2015 attendance at Sunday Read more

Two more churches become upmarket residences

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Declining church attendance has given rise to a steady stream of churches being converted  into upmarket residences Two more former churches have recently gone on the market. In Wellington the former St James Presbyterian Church in Newtown’s Adelaide Rd, has been completely rebuilt to accommodate five new apartments. Architect Simon Novak of Novak + Middleton Read more

Decline in Catholic population “quite alarming”

Friday, March 14th, 2014

The decline in the Catholic population shown by the 2013 census “is quite alarming”, according to history professor Peter Lineham of Massey University. In the 2006 national census, 508,761 people identified themselves as Catholic. By the time of the 2013 census that had fallen to 492,111. The census results show that the number of self-identified Read more

Loss of historic churches an unfolding tragedy

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Stewart Harvey, Chairman of the New Zealand Historic Cemeteries Conservation Trust, has described the fate of historic churches as a quietly unfolding New Zealand tragedy. Harvey expressed his view in an article, Saving Grace that appeared in the Autumn 2012 edition of Heritage, In the article Matt Philp described the fate of a number of Read more