(Mirror) British traditions at risk from Sunday worship to the doorstep pint of milk

The dawn chorus always used to be accompanied by the distinctive chink of bottles being collected from doorsteps.

Now most of us buy our milk from supermarkets, so deliveries are fast becoming a thing of the past.

The number of glass bottles of milk delivered annually has fallen from 40 million in the early 90s to just two million today.
Going to church

Only 15% of us go to church more than once a month. In 1968 around 1.8 million people attended, but by 2007 that figure had almost halved.

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3 comments on “(Mirror) British traditions at risk from Sunday worship to the doorstep pint of milk

  1. Terry Tee says:

    Folks, I have written to newspapers about this again and again. Yet they repeat the same mistake. The figure given is approximately correct for ANGLICANS only, and in ENGLAND only. It does not include Catholics (who count just under 1 million EVERY Sunday, and the ‘at least monthly’ figure would be higher), nor does it count Methodists, Pentecostals, those going to any and every church in Scotland, etc. Lazy, lazy journalism.

  2. MichaelA says:

    Thanks for that correction, Terry+

    Sounds like your media are as shoddy as ours when it comes to reporting on religious affairs!

  3. David Keller says:

    I heard from a friend who worked as a reporter that they needed a new religion writer. The news editor got all the reporters together and said “has anyone here ever been to church?” I believe it.