Christmas church attendance for the Church of England 2010-2018

Over 2.4 million people in England attended a Christmas church service in 2018, compared with the average weekly attendance of 871 thousand people. Between 2010 and 2018, the average number of regular worshippers in the UK fell by around 191.7 thousand, while the attendance at Christmas has fluctuated between 2.32 and 2.69 million people in the same time period.

Size of diocesan Christmas congregations for the Church of England from 2010 to 2018

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Release date

October 2019


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2010 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Values shown include data as reported by churches/parishes and estimates where no report has been returned. Christmas figures include communicants and attendance at any services on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

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