Take time to Look more Closely–Episcopal Church Statistics Links

–2012 Table of Statistics of the Episcopal Church
–Domestic Fast Facts: 2012
–Episcopal Domestic Fast Facts Trends: 2009-2013
–Statistical Totals for the Episcopal Church by Province: 2012-2013
–Statistical Totals for the Episcopal Church by Province and Diocese: 2012-2013
–Membership and Attendance Totals for the Episcopal Church: 2013

The most significant measure remains average Sunday attendance, and you can see the Ten Year % Change in ASA has gone from -23% in 2011 to -24% in 2012. This does not reflect the completely fallacious way in which the diocese of South Carolina’s majority membership is still included in these figures; if it were the decline would be even greater–KSH.

You can find all of the links at the bottom of this page and you should examine them all.


Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, Episcopal Church (TEC), TEC Data

6 comments on “Take time to Look more Closely–Episcopal Church Statistics Links

  1. Jim the Puritan says:

    Is there any TEC definition of what constitutes a “baptized member”? Is that simply a record of all persons baptized in a TEC parish for which there is no death record, or where there is no actual request to be taken off the rolls because that person is leaving? Given that only about 650,000 people actually attend a TEC church on Sunday, the baptized member figure to me seems wildly inflated and rather meaningless.

  2. Terry Tee says:

    If I may comment from an amateur statistical perspective, what I find most striking is the low number of infant baptisms.
    53 dioceses have fewer than 200 infant baptisms; of these 23 have fewer than 100.
    The paucity of weddings is also striking. Many priests (and permanent deacons) must be doing only a handful of baptisms and weddings a year. Some, I suspect, would do none.

  3. Terry Tee says:

    To clarify: I counted only domestic dioceses, excluded Navajo and Micronesia, but included the now defunct Quincy.

  4. David Keller says:

    Jim, All figures except ASA are meaningless and in TEC, to some degree ASA is meaningless because many Rectors guess, estimate or lie. My best guess is the ASA numbers are also inflated and it is actually worse than reported.

  5. Jeremy Bonner says:

    What is particularly striking is the rates of decline for other metrics. From 1980 to 2010, infant baptisms went from 56,167 to 28,990; adult baptisms from 7,458 to 3,772; and marriages from 38,913 to 11,613. The South has been doing better than the rest of the country, although its rates of recession have recently picked up.

    It’s also interesting to note that in 2000 ASA constituted 36.8% of baptized membership, but in 2010 ASA had fallen to 33.7% of baptized membership.

  6. MichaelA says:

    I hope that ACNA maintains its focus on evangelism and church-planting – it sounds like there will be a lot of scope for it throughout North America as TEC and ACoC leave the field.