The Centre for Church Growth Research (CCGR) aims to produce high quality research on church growth in Britain and internationally. It is run by a team from Cranmer Hall, an Anglican theological college which is part of St John’s College, Durham. The centre researches church growth across all Christian churches and, whilst its primary focus is the UK, it explores the international dimensions of church growth.
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, says this of the work of researching church growth:
“Recognising where church growth is happening, renewing our faith in God who adds to our numbers day by day, and learning what authentically Christian growth looks like are all sharp necessities for Christians today.”
Above: David Goodhew and Anthony-Paul Cooper presenting findings from new book The Desecularisation of the City: London’s Churches, 1980 to the Present at a church leaders’ event with Bishop Sarah Mullally.