COVID-19: Counting attendance

Churches are busier than ever, providing pastoral care and support for their congregations, reopening for collective worship, and offering "Church at Home" services.

By "Church at Home" services, we mean any services offered remotely, including online services (live-streamed or pre-recorded), services by telephone, and services that were emailed or posted. 

We have produced some advice to help churches count "attendance" at their Church at Home services, and a simple excel spreadsheet to help churches to keep a record of the different things they may be offering.

Advice for counting Church at Home attendance (updated September 2021)

Church at Home Attendance Tracker (excel file)

Many thanks to Lichfield Diocese for helping us test these resources, and to fellow members of the British and Irish Network of Church Statisticians for their help in producing the guidance.