Church Growth Research Programme

The Archbishops’ Council and the Church Commissioners selected a team from Cranmer Hall, part of St Johns College, Durham, to lead a major research project on church growth. The project involved research into three areas:

  • Cathedrals, ‘greater churches’ and larger churches – led by Canon John Holmes
  • Fresh expressions and church plants – led by Revd Dr George Lings
  • Team ministries and amalgamations of parishes – led by Revd Dr David Goodhew

Cranmer Hall was awarded a substantial sum for research which was completed in the autumn of 2013.

In addition, this research fed into further research strands sponsored by the Archbishops’ Council and the Church Commissioners – led by teams from the University of Essex and OxCEPT, based at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, respectively. Details of the overall programme can be found at: http://www.churchgrowthresearch.org.uk

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Church Growth: Cathedrals & Greater Churches (Strand 3a)
An analysis of Cathedrals and Greater Churches – Research conducted by The Revd Canon John Holmes as part of the consortium led by Cranmer Hall, St John’s College, Durham for the Church Growth Research Programme.
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Church Growth: Fresh Expressions (Strand 3b)
An analysis of Fresh Expressions of Church – Research conducted by The Revd Canon Dr George Lings (Director of the Church Army’s Research Unit) as part of the consortium led by Cranmer Hall, St John’s College, Durham for the Church Growth Research Programme.
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Church Growth: Amalgamations, Team Ministries and the Growth of the Church (Strand 3c)
An analysis of amalgamations and team ministries – Research conducted by The Revd Dr David Goodhew (Director of Ministerial Practice at Cranmer Hall, Durham) as part of the consortium led by Cranmer Hall, St John’s College, Durham for the Church Growth Research Programme.
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