At St. Swithuns Church in Retford, services have dropped to a maximum of 20 people, most of them retired.
St. Swithuns Team Rector Rev. Tony Walker said the biggest challenge is that people no longer feel a commitment to be a regular part of the church community.
“There are plenty of people who still see St. Swithuns as their church, but it’s their church that they don’t come to very often,” he said. “But they want it there for weddings and funerals and baptisms.”