Thursday, 12 April 2007

Oxford Churches give service invites

Hundreds of Oxfordshire people will be invited "back to church" during a national event in September.

So far 34 of the county's churches have signed up for Back to Church Sunday (BTCS) on Sunday, September 30.

The idea behind the event is to attract people keen to go to a service, but who would like to be invited. Research carried out by Christian relief and development agency Tearfund found one in seven adults in the UK attends a Christian church and 3m who do not said they would if they were invited. Woodstock's St Mary Magdalene Church took part in BTCS last year and enjoyed a boost in numbers attending. Read more

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