Church attendance

One of the little tasks I seem to have ended up with is compiling figures for the annual statistical return to the diocese from our parish.

I have just finished processing the data for Valley Church Centre, Elmdon. Whilst I try not to get too obsessed with the figures, there is some good news – average weekly attendance is up, from 17.7 in 2007 to 18.5 in 2008!

The bad news – leaving out one special and very atypical service (at the end of the children’s summer holiday club) the total attendance by under-16s in 2008 was 2. Not an average of 2 for each service: 2 in total for the whole year.


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