The Church of England collects Statistics for Mission every year from across the country
Mission Statistics are recorded by dozens of volunteers from across Lichfield Diocese each winter. This process is supported by Richard Barrett in the Mission Team.
Each number recorded represents a human being and so we encourage churches to keep track of their 'worshipping community' as accurately as possible as a pastoral care priority.
• A 2023 report on Statistics for Mission for Lichfield Diocese is available at 2022 Statistics for Mission Report.
Statistics give a good overview but can never tell the whole story of Christian life in our churches. The Mission Team is currently piloting some short, simple questions which will add qualitative data to the numbers.