Record numbers of people are seeking Christian contemplation and reflection through the Church of England’s apps and social media platforms, but service attendance continues to struggle, new figures have revealed.
Apps that allow users to pray the ancient ‘Daily Office’ of morning, evening and night prayer were used 4.2 million times on Apple devices alone in the last 12 months, up by 446,000 on the year before.
In addition to the apps, millions more are engaging with prayers, reflections and other posts from the Church of England through social media.
According to figures in its 2019 digital report, the Church of England now has an average monthly reach on social media of 3.6 million.
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— Christian Today (@ChristianToday) October 17, 2019