ISLINGTON, LONDON, UK (ANS) — Church attendances in the United Kingdom, in freefall for so long, have started to rise again, particularly in Britain’s capital city.
Numbers on the electoral rolls are increasing by well over two per cent every year, while some churches have seen truly dramatic rises in numbers, according to Peter Oborne, writing for the Daily Telegraphnewspaper.Oborne says change is afoot in Britain’s churches. He says that with the chill wind of austerity blowing through the country, religion’s warm embrace looks more and more inviting. Oborne welcomes the resurgence of a national pastime: churchgoing.
Oborne writes that for many years it was accepted that Christianity was all but dead, an anachronistic relic of the past whose foundations had been destroyed by modern science and rationalism, before being left behind by the cultural and sexual revolution of the ’60s.