The power of a personal invitation ”“ Over 150,000 respond to Back to Church Sunday in the C of E

More than 150,000 people have come back to church since the first Back to Church Sunday in 2004 – enough to fill Wembley Stadium and the Emirates Stadium put together.

Around 3,500 churches from participating denominations welcomed back 51,000 people on Back to Church Sunday 2010 (26th September), which by comparison is more than all those attending worship on a typical Sunday in the Diocese of Oxford.

The Bishop of Hertford, the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, said: “For thousands of churches, and tens of thousands of Christians, Back to Church Sunday has become part of what they do each September. It’s the shortest step in evangelism ”“ invite someone you know to something you love ”“ ”˜would you like to come to church with me?’ And year after year, people are responding positively.”

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