About the Centre for Church Growth Research

The Centre for Church Growth Research (CCGR) is an academic research centre based at Cranmer Hall, the theological training college contained within Durham University’s St. John’s College.
The CCGR was formed in 2013. It draws together expertise and resource to produce academically rigorous and theologically informed research on church growth. Such research includes local and national studies within the UK, but also explores church growth worldwide. CCGR staff are editing a study called Growth and Decline in the Anglican Communion, 1980 to the Present, covering five different continents, which will be published by Routledge early in 2017.

CCGR has produced a wide range of publications in recent years, on the empirical nature of church growth and decline and the theological issues behind such phenomena. Details of publications can be found on this website. The CCGR organises regular conferences on church growth and for details of the next conference, see the Conferences page. The CCGR additionally provides a variety of opportunities for research-based postgraduate study on the phenomenon of church growth; for more information, see the Postgraduate Study page.
The CCGR has contributed to various research projects, including a major project for  the Church of England, about which you can find out more at Church Growth Research Programme.
Should you require any further information on the CCGR, please get in touch via our Contact Us page.