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Former financial PR chief to head Church of England’s communications team

The Church of England has appointed Tashi Lassalle, a former head of communications in the finance sector, as its new director of communications.

24 October 2017

Ordinands boost helps C of E address falling clergy numbers

The number of people entering training to become clergy in the Church of England is at the highest level for a decade, it was announced today.

27 September 2017

Church of England is mainly "cradle Christians", report suggests

Only two per cent of Anglicans in England and Wales are converts, a new study suggests. Research by Dr Stephen Bullivant, published this week, suggests that in a group of 100 Anglicans, 93 will have been brought up as such, five will have started life in another Christian denomination, and only two would have belonged to no religion.

27 May 2016

Church of England weekly attendance dips below one million

Some 2.4 million people attended a C of E service at Christmas in 2014, a slight increase on the previous year; but overall, the latest attendance figures show that the number of people attending church services weekly has dipped below one million people for the first time, continuing a gradual year-on-year decrease of about one per cent.

13 January 2016

Resurrection: The Economist reports on church growth in London

To see the future of Christianity in Britain, go on a Sunday morning to an old Welsh Congregational chapel off the Pentonville Road in Islington. The building has been bought by a Pentecostal Ethiopian church; the congregation raises its hands in a show of unEnglish ecstasy to praise God in Amharic. 

08 January 2016

New Church of England statistics for 2013

New Church of England statistics for 2013 published today show that an average of one million people attend services each week, down about 1% on the previous year

10 November 2014

Church of Ireland statistics for mission announced

During 2013, the Church of Ireland undertook a parish-based Census exercise with a view to enabling dioceses and parishes to plan ahead

18 June 2014



“Thy Kingdom Come” in southern Africa


The Primates’ Meeting 2017: in-depth coverage

Follow ACNS’ in-depth coverage of the 2-6 October Primates’ Meeting, in Canterbury Cathedral, England, the mother church of the Anglican Communion.

Celebrations as Sudan becomes Anglican Communion’s 39th province

All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum was the setting for joyous celebrations as Sudan became the newest province of the Anglican Communion.