Doomed? Britain’s churches are well on the way to extinction, according to a new report, The Future of the Church, published at the beginning of September. John Benton If current trends continue, churchgoing will drop by two thirds in the next 30 years, while Islam will mushroom. The average age of Christian congregations will have risen to 64 as young people react against the church under the catalyst of secularisation. 18,000 more church buildings will have closed. So, if you needed reminding, we are up against it. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.