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Commentary

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.