The Church in Action: a national survey of church-led social actionCUF report 060213


Below is a press release dated 06.02.13 which reports on thousands of Anglican churches serving their local communities.
More than half serveyed by Church Urban Fund run projects for community benefit.
Many other denominations will have similar church-led social action projects, and many of the Anglican churches reported
will have ecumenical projects or good links through Churches Together networks in their parish for this work.

Direct link to the report PDF page

The press release follows:

Church Urban Fund’s latest research report quantifies the scale of Anglican church-led social action in England, explores the types of activities that parishes run and identifies the social needs they help to address.

Our findings show that thousands of parish churches around the country play an active role in their local community, running lunch clubs for older people, after school clubs for children living in deprived areas or food banks for parents desperately trying to feed their families.

These activities, and many others like them, are signs of parish churches quietly serving disadvantaged or vulnerable members of their community.

Direct link to the report PDF page

For more information please contact Bethany Eckley using the details below.

Bethany Eckley
Research Manager

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Jim Currin, 06/02/2013