Cranmer Blog Analysis–CofE annual statistics 2011 – good news and bad

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:

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