Not all cathedral congregations look alike : two case studies in rural England
Francis, Leslie J. and Williams, Emyr. (2010) Not all cathedral congregations look alike : two case studies in rural England. Rural Theology, Vol.8 (No.1). pp. 37-50. ISSN 1470-4994Full text not available from this repository.
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Cathedral congregations seem to be growing at a time when many parish churches are still experiencing decline. In order to discover more about those who attend cathedral services, the congregations were invited to complete a questionnaire during the main Sunday morning service in two cathedrals situated in medieval English cities within accessible distance from largely rural environments. The survey explored two main themes: reasons for choosing to attend the cathedral; and the contribution of the cathedral toward developing social capital, and spiritual capital in various forms. Data, provided by 124 people in one cathedral and by 199 people in the other cathedral, demonstrated considerable variation in the motivations and outlook of the two congregations. Different cathedrals may be serving their congregations and their local areas in different ways.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Big churches -- England, Choice of church -- Case studies, Choice of church -- England, Church membership -- Case studies, Church attendance -- Case studies, Sociology, Rural -- Religious aspects, Rural population -- England|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Rural Theology|
|Publisher:||Equinox Publishing Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 37-50|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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