Around 1700 churches across the UK have signed up to take part in Back to Church Sunday on 30 September.
The Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Rev Jonathan Gledhill, said the initiative would be the biggest evangelism initiative undertaken by the Diocese of Lichfield since the Billy Graham rallies at Villa Park in 1984.
“Back to Church Sunday is a wonderfully simple idea which began three years ago in the Diocese of Manchester and has since spread to many more dioceses. This year more than 350 churches in this diocese will be joining with more than 1,500 other churches across the Church of England to invite people back to church," he said.
According to Bishop Gledhill, churches participating in the initiative over the past three years have each welcomed back on average 10 worshippers. Read more