In a sobering report released this week, the data from the 2019 parochial reports (submitted annually by each parish church, and which include data on average attendance and giving) paint a picture of a continued steady decline.
Day: October 16, 2020
“During the period of lockdown, for many of us time dragged, slowly (while for others it zoomed – pun intended). Those who were already experiencing poverty and insecurity have mostly suffered more. Some with good incomes have found themselves saving large amounts as socialising is curtailed. It’s not fair.”
“On the cross was a fragrant red rose. I stood there transfixed by the convergence of the past, my present and the future.”