Survey finds most people who call themselves Anglicans never read the Bible

Sep 15, 2017 by

from Premier:

Most people who call themselves Church of England Christians never read the Bible. That is one of the findings of a survey commissioned by the Church of England to help revamp its evangelism efforts.

Figures show that 60 per cent of self-declared followers of the Church admit they never read the Bible. Meanwhile, 36 per cent say they never attend church and one in three says they never pray.

The figures from ComRes survey show that many who claim to be Christian do not actually take part in many of the activities normally associated with the faith.

While 51 per cent of those who took part in the survey said they were Christians, only six per cent of those polled read the Bible, prayed and attended church at least once a week. Those who said they were followers of the Church of England were the least observant.

Rachel Jordan, the Church’s national mission and evangelism adviser told Premier the survey has given the Church a real sense of the scale of the task ahead.

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See also: The Church of England will die unless we read the Bible, by Gavin Ashenden

 

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