In December, Helen Crawford sent an email to incumbents, churchwardens and PCC secretaries regarding the Statistics for Mission 2020 form. The form this year is slightly different than previous years due to many church buildings being closed due to the pandemic. The huge upheaval that churches have been through, and the amazing creativity and resilience that churches have displayed in continuing to offer worship and pastoral support to their congregations and parishioners during this difficult time is recognised and we’d like to celebrate and capture all of this through the Statistics for Mission form. The return is available on the front page of the parish returns website.
Responses should ideally be submitted via the parish returns website. If you do not have an account, or need assistance logging in, please contact Helen on or Laura Evans on . In line with previous years the deadline for the submission of the form is 31 January 2021.
If you did not receive the email from Helen but feel you should have done, please contact her for a copy as this contains further information about completing the form and differences from previous years.
Parish Data Dashboards
Our website has been updated to include the latest Parish Data Dashboards, as provided to us by the National Research and Statistics Team. These include data they have received from your Statistics for Mission forms from the year 2010 to 2019. These show at a glance changes in various figures, including attendance summary, worshipping community, usual Sunday attendance, baptisms, marriages and funerals, and your electoral roll.
Find your parish dashboard. Parishes are grouped into their appropriate Deanery. You can download this as a pdf to share with others in your parish if you wish.