Press releases

The Research and Statistics department regularly produces work which is press released; areas of interest have included finance, churchgoing attendance, weddings, seasonal worshippers, education and more. Many of the releases below resulted in press coverage in both national, local and church press and broadcast media.

Press release: Church of England publishes latest statistics on the web.
25th June 2012

Press release: Provisional attendance figures for 2010 released - marriages up four per cent, national 'mapping' identifies at least 1,000 fresh expressions of church.
19th January 2012

2010-2011
2005-2009

2000-2004

Press releases for 2010 - 2011

Press release: Church of England publishes latest statistics on web
29th September 2011

Press release: Cathedral congregations continue to grow.
4th May 2011

Press release: Provisional attendance figures for 2009 released: attending a local CofE church continues to be part of a typical week for 1.1 million people.
3rd February 2011

Cathedrals set to welcome thousands to mark 'death and life' story of Easter
30 March 2010

Press release: Provisional attendance figures for 2008 released: attending a local CofE church is part of a typical week for 1.1 million people
22 January 2010

2005 - 2009

Press release: Latest finance and ministry statistics published on web
11 December 2009

Press release: Provisional attendance figures for 2007 released
19 February 2009

Press release: Christingles shine out across CofE as special service celebrates the big 4-0
8 December 2008

Press release: Statistics show increased ordinations, vocations and giving
23 October 2008

Press release: Majority says parents should have the opportunity to choose faith-based schools, poll shows
14 October 2008

Press release: Latest figures show changing trends in church-going
31 January 2008

Press release: Christians share gift of faith with their friends this Christmas as thousands invited to congregate at nation's cathedrals 
17 December 2007

Press release: Getting top marks: People of all faiths and none back church schools' popularity 
19 November 2007

Press release: Statistics show increased giving and vocations 
12 November 2007

Press release: Never been richer, never been poorer:
Research points to priceless value of the local parish church as 'community glue'
11 June 2007

Press release: Cathedrals inspire more people each year
3 April 2007

Press release: Latest figures for church going released
23 January 2007

Press release: Parishes follow cathedrals with bigger Christmas congregations
18 December 2006

Press release: Statistics show increased giving and ordinations
15 September 2006

Press release: Sundays suit some but churches must look outside box
21 July 2006

Press release: Communities love their churches
29 May 2006

Press release: Cathedral attendances
19 May 2006

Press release: ORB 2005 Church Schools
14 March 2006

Press release: ORB 2005 Churches in the Community
31 January 2006

Press release: Provisional attendance figures for 2004
13 January 2006

Press release: ORB 2005 Christmas poll
19 December 2005

Press release: Statistics 2003/4
12 September 2005

Press release: Provisional attendance figures for 2003
7 January 2005

2000 - 2004

Press release: ORB 2003 Church Funding
20 April 2004

Press release: Provisional attendance figures for 2002
12 January 2004

Press release: ORB 2003 Churches in the Community
8 December 2003