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Last update: Monday 11th December
 
Churchgoers live longer and are less stressed according to a study from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, USA. Research found that people aged 40 to 65 years old who attend church or other houses of worship reduced their risk of premature death by 55 percent.
ChurchPremier Christianity - July 2017
 
Over half of self-identifying Anglicans in the UK support same-sex relationships, and almost three quarters believe that sex is permissible outside of marriage, a new British Social Attitudes survey has found. The stance on homosexuality has become more liberal, with only 31% saying they agreed with same-sex relationships in 2012.
ChurchChristian Concern - 30th June 2017
 
There are serious concerns over plans to subject church youth work in England to ‘British Values’ inspections. Under the proposals, Ofsted will be given the power to carry out extremism checks on out-of-school settings. Concerns are heightened because of Ofsted’s apparent dislike of schools with Christian ethos. The Government’s consultation on the plans stated that any “extremist” or “undesirable” teaching which is incompatible with ‘British Values’ will be prohibited. Any place which provides instruction to under 19-year-olds for more than 6 hours in any week would be covered.
ChurchThe Christian Institute - Annual Review 2017
 
The biblical definition of marriage was dropped by the Scottish Episcopal Church at its General Synod meeting in Edinburgh yesterday. The denomination now states that marriages will take place in its churches merely “in accordance with the civil law of Scotland”.
ChurchThe Christian Institute - 9th June 2017
 
In just seven years the number of mainline protestant adults in America slid from 41 Million to 36 Million. They lost five million in just seven years, a decline of twelve percent.
ChurchYouth and Children’s Work - February 2017
 
Church of England doctrine on marriage should remain consistent with the Bible, but there should be “maximum freedom” for homosexual people within the Church, bishops have said in a new report on sexuality.
ChurchThe Christian Institute - 3rd February 2017
 
A new study has found that many churches, especially those with smaller congregations, are failing to offer any youth work provision, and those that do are concerned about the effectiveness of what they offer. Youthscape Centre for Research surveyed 2,054 churches across the UK. The findings are detailed in the Loosing Heart report which was launched at Lambeth Palace in December.
ChurchPremier Christianity - January 2017
 
According to a five year-year academic study reported on in mid-November, churches that are theologically conservative with beliefs based on a literal interpretation of the Bible grow faster than those with a liberal orientation. The growing churches featured contemporary worship, while declining churches favoured traditional styles of worship with organ and choir.
ChurchEvangelicals Now - January 2017
 
Churches that hold to the authority of Scripture grow faster than those that don't, a new study suggests. The Canadian study revealed key differences between growing and declining congregations regarding their views on the basic articles of faith, the importance of prayer, the exclusivity of salvation through Jesus Christ, and the visible working of God in the world today. Those who hold to orthodox biblical beliefs, pray and read the Bible more regularly, showed growth.
ChurchChristian Concern - 18th November 2016
 
A new study has found that older women who go to church more than once a week live, on average, five months longer than those who don't. Researchers in the US discovered that fewer depressive symptoms, greater optimism, stronger social networks and lower rates of smoking were all attributing factors.
ChurchBible Society - 20th May 2016
 
According to the findings of a ComRes poll 60% of British adults agree that the Government should give financial support to churches, chapels and meeting houses in order to protect their heritage and history for future generations.
ChurchThe National Churches Trust - 29th January 2016
 
According to the findings of a ComRes poll 57% of British adults said that they had visited a church in the past year for religious services, non-religious activities or as a visitor or tourist.
ChurchThe National Churches Trust - 29th January 2016
 
According to the findings of a ComRes poll 83% of British adults think that the UK's churches and chapels and meeting houses play an important role for society.
ChurchThe National Churches Trust - 29th January 2016
 
A new poll suggesting that more Anglicans in the UK support same-sex 'marriage' than oppose it has been debunked. The YouGov poll, commissioned by a self-proclaimed 'Anglican' LGBT activist, purported to show that 45% of Anglicans believe that same-sex 'marriage' is right, while 37% believe it is wrong. But, upon closer inspection, the poll clearly reveals that those surveyed were not committed Anglicans, and their views on adultery and pornography were not biblical.
ChurchChristian Concern - 6th February 2016
 
Despite a decrease in numbers of those who class themselves as Christian, a survey commissioned by the National Churches Trust has found that more than half of adults have visited a church in the past year. It also found that 84% of those questioned think churches, chapels and meeting houses are important to the country’s history and heritage. A similar number said churches play an important role in society by providing a space for community activities.
ChurchBible Society - 5th February 2016
 
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