New emerging church research on the Diocese of Liverpool just released by Church Army:
“The proportion of fresh expressions of Church compared to parishes is 38.6%. If compared to the number of churches, which might be a closer comparison, that proportion is 30.4%. Either way, about a third of the ecclesial bodies in the diocesan family are current or recent fxCs [Fresh Expression Churches].” Research Paper by Church Army, Summer 2012.
Interesting: 60% don’t use a church building, only 29% meet on a Sunday. 39% of cases used an existing church, 23% a church hall and 37% a secular venue including houses.
HT: Opinionated Vicar and kudos to the Admiral.
The research is just for one Diocese, Liverpool, the national figure is 3%. Thanks for the link!
Thank you. I changed the name of the post to better reflect that. I wonder if Canterbury would show similar figures to Liverpool?