Centre for Church Growth Research

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.”

Desecularisation of the City (1)
Above: David Goodhew and Anthony-Paul Cooper at the launch of CCGR’s most recent book The Desecularisation of the City: London’s Churches, 1980 to the Present , published by Routledge in 2018.