Dr Elaine Storkey, President of Tearfund, who also lectures in Theology at the University of Oxford, says, â€œThis survey is a valuable contribution to exploring what people in Britain today think about church, why people attend and crucially, what is most likely to encourage people to make a connection with church.â€
Matthew Frost, Chief Executive of Tearfund, says â€œWhat is clear from this survey is that the UK is holding firmly to the Christian faith. This is a great encouragement to Tearfund - we tackle poverty and injustice in partnership with churches in some of the worldâ€™s poorest communities and we could not do it without the volunteers, prayer and money from churches throughout the UK supporting other churches around the world in the fight against poverty.â€
The most striking figure to come out of the survey is the claim that there are 3 million people who do not currently attend church but would if they were asked.
So let’s ask!