Parish data

On this page:
Statistics for Mission 2019
Statistics for Mission 2016
Parish Spotlights (in-depth localised data gathered in 2011)
Look up your poverty data
Reference map



Statistics for Mission 2019 (data gathered up to 2018)

Statistics for Mission returns as submitted by churches/parishes from 2009-2018, including a small amount of census and deprivation information to provide a clear picture of the reported patterns of activity in parishes and benefices.

Parishes, grouped by Deanery


Statistics for Mission 2016: Parishes, grouped by Deanery

These parish stats provide a summary going back to 2006.

Stats for Mission 2016: Benefices, grouped by Deanery


Parish Spotlights

Church of England parish data spotlightsThese handy packages of local data bring together a range of information about your parish, both in terms of your congregations, but also the wider community living in your area. It covers areas such as Christian affiliation, population age and ethnicity profiles, household structures, deprivation, employment, schools and qualifications, alongside church statistics such as attendance and giving.

Parish Spotlights, grouped by Deanery



Look up your poverty data

Church Urban Fund has recently relaunched its poverty lookup tool. Entering a postcode into this tool allows you to see where a parish ranks, nationally or within a Diocese, on ten different indicators including child poverty, pensioner poverty and life expectancy.
Visit the tool here:

Errors / missing information

For errors (or missing links) on this web page, please inform Church House in the first instance.

For errors within a specific PDF; if you believe that incorrect information has been submitted on behalf of a parish, please get in touch with the CofE Statistics Unit via email. Some errors will be easy to fix; in other cases, further information may be required and a parish may be asked to complete the relevant sections of a Statistics for Mission return. Any corrections will be incorporated into the next annual update of these ‘dashboards’.

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