What’s the hub-bub? Record Cathedral numbers…
The Church of England had some good news to share yesterday when it released the Cathedral statistics for 2018. See link.
The report shows that Cathedrals saw the highest Easter congregation numbers in recent years and visitor numbers increased by 1 million.
Bristol Cathedral has followed the trend seeing more people at both Easter and Christmas and growth in midweek services.
Highlights here included over 2,500 children coming to enjoy schools visits, free Crafty Cathedral activities and our new Easter and Christmas trails. There have also been new services for families with our highly popular Toddler Carols.
See What's On for this year's Christmas services and activities. This year we will the national church's 'Follow the Star' campaign.
Canon Michael Johnson, Acting Dean of Bristol said, ‘Our doors are open every day to welcome worshippers and visitors from the city, the diocese and from around the world. We offer worship, both contemporary and traditional, with world class music. These figures suggest that cathedrals around the country are offering what growing numbers of people are looking for: welcome, worship and a space to pray.’
So whether it's listening to music in a new way, like the 'Fruits of Silence' concert below, or coming to a film screening or an exhibition - it's your Cathedral....Come and See. Sign up to our monthly newsletter if you want more.
Posted on 27th November 2019