Anglican Church of Canada Faces Extinction by 2040, new Report Reveals

Oct 11, 2019 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline:

New official statistics gathered from 2017 by the Anglican Church of Canada and sent to the House of Bishops, show official Sunday attendance has dropped to 97,421. The last official statistics published were in 2001.

Membership and attendance in the ACoC reveal a church in freefall. At the present rate of decline the ACoC will be out of business by 2040. A prior report published in 2006 predicted the last Anglican would leave the church in 2061. That figure has now been lowered. However, even 2040 could be wrong owing to higher recorded deaths, no new members, emptying churches and lack of money to sustain new priests or even what they have.

The following are indisputable facts:

• The rate of decline is increasing.
• New programs adopted by the Church have done nothing to reverse the decline.
• The Anglican Church of Canada is declining faster than any other Anglican Province other than The Episcopal Church, which has an even greater rate of decline.
• The slowest decline is in the number of priests.

The statistical report was prepared for the House of Bishops by the Rev. Dr. Neil Elliot PhD. Here is what he concluded:

Projections from our data indicate that there will be no members, attenders or givers in the Anglican Church of Canada by approximately 2040.

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