Wednesday, 4 April 2007

Cathedrals expect high Easter turnout

The number of worshippers at Church of England cathedrals at Easter has risen steadily since 2000, and the Church hopes the trend will continue this year to a new seven-year high.

Figures released yesterday indicate that the number of worshippers at Church of England cathedrals this Easter weekend may be the largest since the millennium.

Last year attendance at cathedrals on Easter Eve and Easter Sunday increased to 52,400 last year, an increase of nine per cent since 2000. If the current trends continue, the number of worshippers will reach 53,300 this Easter. Read more


Anonymous said...

St. john's has seen a steady rise in Good Fri and Easter attendances over the years - Easter am was 400 in 2005, 550 in 2006, 580 in 2007

Revd John P Richardson said...

Good news, but since the Cathedral church is St Mary the Virgin, I presume it must be somewhere else ... St John's Newfoundland? Buckhurst Hill? Colchester? Gray's North? Ford End? Give us a clue!