It’s not all doom and gloom. The Economist reports on signs of life in the UK church.
Since the late 1960s overall church attendance in Britain has dropped steadily, along with adherence to the Christian faith. The proportion of people calling themselves Anglican fell from 40% in 1983 to 20% in 2012.
But in pockets, mostly in London and the south-east, churches are thriving.
According to the article, church planting is an American invention.