Launch of Research Report ‘New Churches in the North East’

All are welcome to a presentation on and launch of a new research report, ‘New Churches in the North East’ on Thursday 29th October, 4 pm, Tristram Room, St Johns College, Durham. The report was funded by a Leech Fellowship and offers a survey of new churches founded in the North East since 1980. Using a strict definition of what counts as a ‘new church’, it concludes that 125 new churches have started in the North East since 1980, with a combined usual Sunday attendance of c. 12 000. The report finds that ethnic minority churchgoing is a key factor in the growth of such congregations. The findings are of interest to those involved in various academic fields, all those involved in church leadership in the North East and those concerned to chart how society in the North East is changing. Copies of the report will be available at a special discount at the launch and will also be available online from 29th October. To confirm your attendance, please RSVP to Val Strickland at: v.e.strickland@durham.ac.uk

The report was produced by a team of researchers based at the Centre for Church Growth Research, based at Cranmer Hall.

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