Cathedral Congregations Continue to Grow?
According to the Church of England, Cathedral congregations have continued to grow. Although I accept that I am naturally inclined to disagree with this statement, my initial reaction from recent experiences at Lincoln Cathedral and Westminster Abbey is that a lot of tourists pitch up to schedules services to avoid having to pay the exorbitant entrance fees that you have to pay at other times…
I suggest you read the full article:
Attendance levels at regular weekly services in Church of England cathedrals have increased significantly again this year, by 7%, say thelatest statistics from the Archbishops’ Council’s Research and Statistics Unit.
Since the turn of the millennium, they have steadily grown by a total of 37%, which is about 4% on average each year. At Sunday services alone, 15,800 adults and 3,100 children and young people are usually present while over the whole week the figures rise (by 73%) to 27,400 and 7,600 respectively. Westminster Abbey adds, on average, 1,800 people each week to these numbers.