Church of England (C of E) crisis as it loses 1.7m followers – and Islam gains 900,000: Former Archbishop Lord Carey warns: ‘Church is a generation from extinction’
The Church of England has suffered a dramatic slump in its followers, shocking new figures show.
Between 2012 and 2014, the proportion of Britons identifying themselves as C of E or Anglican dropped from 21 per cent to 17 per cent – a fall of about 1.7 million people.
Over the same period, the number of Muslims in Britain grew by nearly one million, according to a survey by the respected NatCen Social Research Institute.
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