Church of England stats are generally released in table form, Diocese by Diocese, with an almost bewildering array of different measures (usual Sunday attendance, Average Adult attendance, All-age weekly attendance etc.). The Episcopal table has some very simple, but helpful, bits of analysis:
- 2 clear measures of involvement: baptised members and Sunday worship attendance- change over 1, 5, and 10 years
- & of congregations growing or declining by 10% over the last 5 years
- some breakdown of congregational size (it would be interesting to link this with the growth stats).
Some of this information simply won't be available at national level for the CofE, because of the way we collect the stats, but please can we have something like this when the next lot of attendance stats are released in the new year?