Skip to comments.Britain has become a 'Catholic country'
Posted on 12/22/2007 7:56:40 PM PST by melt
Roman Catholics have overtaken Anglicans as the country's dominant religious group. More people attend Mass every Sunday than worship with the Church of England, figures seen by The Sunday Telegraph show.
Blair becomes Catholic in private ceremony The changing face of British Christianity Your view: What can the Church of England do to win back worshippers? This means that the established Church has lost its place as the nation's most popular Christian denomination after more than four centuries of unrivalled influence following the Reformation.
Last night, leading figures gave warning that the Church of England could become a minority faith and that the findings should act as a wake-up call.
The statistics show that attendance at Anglican Sunday services has dropped by 20 per cent since 2000. A survey of 37,000 churches, to be published in the new year, shows the number of people going to Sunday Mass in England last year averaged 861,000, compared with 852,000 Anglicans worshipping.
The rise of Catholicism has been bolstered by an influx of immigrants from eastern Europe and Africa, who have packed the pews of Catholic parishes that had previously been dwindling.
It is part of the changing face of churchgoing across Britain in the 21st century which has also seen a boom in the growth of Pentecostal churches, which have surpassed the Methodist Church as the country's third largest Christian denomination.
Worshipping habits have changed dramatically with a significant rise in attendance at mid-week services and at special occasions - the Church of England expects three million people to go to a parish church over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
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Come all you Catholic haters, this is your third chance in two days to flame Rome!
I suggest dropping the BS and start praying... we have bigger fish to fry.
Can we get our churches back now? Or are they mosques?
More logical heads prevail.
Just as I was about to dump you come up with a logical alternative. Yes, prayer is the answer, and will always be the answer. Thank you for your guidance.
Would the rest of you just look at this, now! Sure and you wouldn’t think of such a thing, Britain being majority Catholic and all that, what not! But just blessed somebody’s who’s counted Christians’ got to take up the cudgel against the bloody Mahommetans now, don’t they?
Our own Saint Patrick once chased all the serpents from the British Isles and he can do so once again now can’t he, lads?
`Mohammed’ the second most given boys’ name, is it? I’ll just be betting the lot of you that none of these named after their bloody `prophet’ knows naught about throwing a good old fashioned Irish uppercut, now do they?
That’s what AK-47s and airliners are for, aren’t they?
Will the last person to leave the Anglican Faith, please turn out the light!
Paging the Defender of the Faith. Oh, wait, the defender-apparent is a TROP aficionado. Better the country is aligned with the Pope. Nevermind
And in recent years Irish citizens have settled in the UK by the hundreds of thousands....or more.
To late, the last true Anglican left long ago, and didnt have to turn the light off, if has been off for years.
So have a lot of Poles.
But it doesn’t help that so many of the COE hierarchy are batso.
“Come all you Catholic haters, this is your third chance in two days to flame Rome!”
True enough.I was in Ireland and the UK earlier this year and I swear that every waitress and most of the front desk help in the hotels we ran into in Ireland were Polish.
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England a catholic nation again. Get out of town. What will the King say? Oops the Queen.
Maybe people have left the Church of England because it has become a left-wing PC organization. Did not the Archbishop of Canterbury question the whole idea of the nativity a few days ago?
Anglicans don’t have faith anymore, just mushy feeling. It isn’t fair to call them a religion...more like a country club for liberals.
Well, I guess the divorce rate among the British royalty will plummet. They’ll have to go back to lopping off the heads of the unwanted wives. The mussies will like that.
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