RECENT research suggests that as many as three million people would go back to church "with the right invitation".
So members at St Andrew's Church in Chippenham are holding a Back to Church Sunday on September 30 at 10am.
Past records suggest that on average participating churches welcomed 10 people back on this occasion in the past three years.
Across the country that could mean 17,000 people could come back on the last Sunday of September.
The Reverend Simon Tatton-Brown said: "Churches can be quite daunting places the first time. You go in. Everyone else seems to know what they're doing. But you feel embarrassed and left out."
That's why members of St Andrew's Church are giving personal invitations. Read more