All over the country small churches are growing while the large buildings that once housed them decay.

This week saw the publication of the first national survey of England’s places of worship. The English Heritage survey, which documents the state of 14,500 church buildings from Gothic Anglican confections to nonconformist chapels and Quaker meeting houses, finds that less than half are in fair or good condition, while ten per cent are at risk of dereliction. > more.

foto: Pat McDonald (away),flickr.com

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