pop up churches ‘can counter years of shrinking congregations’
Yesterday, a meeting of the Church of England was told that churches open in bars, bars and streets can attract and retain young people and help cope with declining attendance for generations.
The Archbishop of Canterbury warned that the number of people attending the church had \"dropped significantly\" and called on the clergy, bishops and laity to pay attention to the growth.
Pastor Justin Welby says there is \"every reason\" to be hopeful about the future of the Church of England \".
Speaking of the new study of church growth and decline in London, he continued: \"But we must face the fact that in the past century, our numbers are down about 1 cent a year.