From the Guardian:
The number of people living in Britain is projected to rise from 64.6 million in mid-2014 to 74.3 million in 2039.
According to the Office for National Statistics:
More than two-thirds of the increase will be the result of assumed net migration and the indirect impact of people arriving on the birth rate.
The estimated growth outstrips the rest of Europe, with the UK’s population estimated to increase by 15% in the next 25 years compared with 3% across the EU as a whole.
The report shows that most of the growth is in England (as opposed to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland).
On current trends the UK will overtake France by 2030 and Germany by 2047, becoming Europe’s most populous country.
Let’s say we aimed at just one new church for every 500 new people, that’s 20,000 new churches in 25 years, just to keep up.
Link: Download the report