Aging Church Profile The Demographic Shift
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It is very significant that the characteristics described in the Twelve Tribes are also supported by the age/sex aging church profiles produced for Anglican parishes over recent years. When statistics are compiled for any of the Western countries like the United Kingdom, Canada or the United States the same pattern of age and sex emerges. In each case, they resemble a fir tree. Going to the smaller level surprisingly the same phenomena appear whether it is State or Province or County. The same applies in urban as well as rural areas. Individual town and villages bear the same results.


Three Old Age Churches

These aging church profiles were from many different kinds of churches, large and small, rural and suburban, modern and historical, BCP and BAS, High Church, Evangelical, and Liberal. Over and over again the aging church profiles were "Top Heavy," i.e. with a high percentage of persons over fifty. I give you three examples:

"Aging Church Profile"
by Ron Meacock © 2019

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