So, Christmas Christians are on the up.
And the number of christenings increased by 4.3%, which was accompanied by a rise of just over 5% in adult baptisms with a combined total of 139,751 baptisms ”“ meaning that the Church of England conducted an average of over 2,600 baptisms each week during 2011. Thanksgivings for the birth of a child also rose – an 11.9% increase, taking numbers to 6,582….
The bad news?
Sunday attendance has declined over the decade, and this is particularly noticeable with child attendance: