Church of England crisis as it loses 1.7m followers and Islam gains 900,000

Archbishop Justin Welby

The Church of England has suffered a dramatic slump in its followers, shocking new figures show.

Between 2012 and 2014, the proportion of Britons identifying themselves as C of E or Anglican dropped from 21 per cent to 17 per cent – a fall of about 1.7 million people.

Over the same period, the number of Muslims in Britain grew by nearly one million, according to a survey by the respected NatCen Social Research Institute.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey warned last night that unless urgent action was taken, the Church was just ‘one generation away from extinction’.

The number of Anglicans in Britain has dropped from about 10.3 million to 8.6 million, and will raise fresh fears over the future of the Church of England, which has been in decline since the 1960s…

  • Just Truth Never Lie

    The Church of England is a Marxist organization. I’m glad it’s dying. I spit on it.

    As far as the Saracen growth – Islam is the future of England, can’t really deny or argue against that. Demographics are destiny. English women have barren wombs, Saracen women have extremely fertile wombs.

    England is occupied by Saracen’s right now, but within two or three generations, the Saracen’s shall own the land outright.

  • pop

    I can’t be bothered with their do good to illegal invaders.
    I stopped going.

  • eMan14

    If the Church of England is afraid of losing in followers, perhaps they can take a clue from Islam and adopt a hard-line apostasy position.

    Or decide to become relevant.

    • ntt1

      or more likely become muslim

  • SMC_BC

    But wait there’s more…

    God should be a SHE: Church of England’s female priests call to end ‘male imagery’

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I guess they slept through that entire “Son of God” thing.
      Jackasses all!

      • Justin St.Denis

        The “Son of God” thing is about Jesus Christ. The “God the Father” thing is what you should be noting.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Yes, I covered that in the other thread already.

  • Una Salus

    Justin Welby is too modest to take much credit for this but when traditional institutions take on progressive leadership the end is almost always close at hand.

  • Tom Forsythe

    But what about Henry VIII’s dream? Think of Henry VIII, and his legacy!

  • Tom Forsythe

    Did Coren just convert again, or something? I was out for a while today.

  • ntt1

    The C of E stopped believing in itself, the liturgy and the sanctity of Christ long ago, it allowed progressives to seize control and as usual they are being destroyed from within , while parishioners look else where or just give up.

  • ismiselemeas

    It’s time the boil was lanced. In other words: so what? Islam will eventually follow suit and sensible atheism will rule the world. Except it won’t rule, but governments will, or something.

    • WinstonT

      The evidence seems to suggest that secularism/atheism cannot stand up to Islam: look at places like Bangladesh or Shitty Arabia. Once Islam gets a strong hold on a place, it never relinquishes it.

      • Frau Katze


  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Considering that the C.O.E. it is a made-up sect, conceived by a tyrannical king that had no problem MURDERING his own wives just so he could bang someone else, doesn’t exactly make my heart heavy by hearing of its demise.
    They should just call it quits and make room for a more authentic form of Christianity.
    They are all a bunch of heretics as far as I’m concerned.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The Church of England’s hierarchy is like a bowl of cereal — full of flakes, nuts and fruit.

  • Brett_McS

    The rot set in when they stopped serving cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off.

    • Justin St.Denis


      Personally, I think the slippery slope was accelerated when they stopped serving watercress sandwiches with tea.

  • The_Infidel_01

    When you can’t tell the difference between the Church and the world, why bother going to church?

  • John

    The C of E is a morasse of incoherence. A hodge-podge of enviromentalism, feminism, Marxism sprinkled with bits of traditional theology. It doesn’t say anything to anyone anymore.

  • sanwin

    It all balances out in the end. They got one new convert in Canada.

    However, considering how loud Coren has been, they might as well have gotten 10,000 !

  • Frances

    The C of E, the ACC, and ECUSA may be dying, but the Anglican faith isn’t. Check out GFCA, the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, also ACNA (Anglican Church in North America). Orthodox Anglicans are beginning to move to churches that do preach the gospel and practise the faith as received for generations.

  • Hard Little Machine

    They just have to decide whether to adopt gay marriage, polyamory and child molestation as policy, or simply go full sharia.