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Fr Mark's progressive Anglo-Catholic take on European Christianity

  • This is my collection of material about the current state of the churches in Europe. I am interested in looking at how they are dealing with the pressing issues of our time: the issues of gay people and women in ministry/ leadership are particularly pressing at the moment, as is the area of declining church attendance.

    I would like to see how Europe's traditional religious institutions are coping with the new Europe currently being forged, in which public opinion and ethical attitudes are becoming inceasingly pan-European, and are evidently presenting a series of strong challenges for the churches.

Denmark – church attendance

Posted by Fr Mark on September 15, 2009

318px-Coat_of_Arms_of_Denmark_svgChurch attendance



News in brief from church life in Denmark, August 2008

Church attendance
130,000 Danes go to church each week – some 2.4% of the population, according to a recent Gallup survey.

This figure has remained unchanged for 35 years, despite increasing secularisation and interest in other religions. And despite 82.1% of Danes being church members.

Peter Lüchau, who is researching at Copenhagen University into church attendance, told the Christian newspaper Udfordringen (Challenge) that attendance was not much better 100 years ago. At the start of the last century the figure was only 10%.


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