GRA:CE project launch

Date: 10th November 2020
Time: 19.00-20.30
Venue: Zoom

At a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty, what is the future for the national church? How should it respond to the intensifying social, material, and spiritual needs of the people it exists to serve? How has it adapted to declining levels of religious affiliation?
Drawing on three years of extensive research across the country, the GRA:CE Project – a partnership between Theos, Church Urban Fund, and the Church of England – seeks to address these core issues from a study of the relationship between church growth, discipleship and social action in the Church of England. The report by Hannah Rich of Theos considers how the Church’s service to its local communities can enrich congregations, both numerically and in their discipleship. It does this through the distillation of over 300 interviews with clergy, lay people, and community members from over 60 communities across every Anglican diocese in England, as well as new analysis of national statistical data.
The event will launch the research findings and recommendations.  Confirmed panellists are: Professor Grace Davie, Rev Graham Hunter, Rt Revd Philip North, Hannah Rich and Richard Springer.
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