Academic Stephen Bullivant said that the growth in non-religious people has slowed and Anglicanism has seen a small uptick since 2013.
The professor of theology and the sociology of religion at St Mary’s University in Twickenham said that the church was recovering after losing a lot of believers after the publication of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion in 2006.
He also said that a rise in patriotism might be linked to greater pride in Christianity among some groups.
“People see Christianity as an expression of Englishness. There has been more rhetoric around Britain being a Christian nation….”