the Church of England is going to hold services in a cafe in an attempt to give new impetus to the development of communities. About it reports The Telegraph.
as part of a plan to expand the influence of the Church is planned to allocate 27 million pounds on the creation of new communities in coastal areas and in residential areas. Traditional services in the old buildings of the Victorian era will give way to more relaxed meetings that should attract new followers.
as an example, the authors of the concept took the Church café, established in Margate, Kent. It appeared 10 years ago and offers all parishioners coffee and cake before the evening service. Churches of this type are planned in the cities of Herne Bay, Sheerness, Sittingbourne, Maidstone and Ashford in the South of the country, which will cost 900 thousand pounds.
a Large amount (about 1.5 million pounds) will provide for the establishment of a Church in Swindon in a former train factory. It will be targeted at the Millennials who have stopped attending services.
According to the publication, in the process of implementation of the plan it is planned to create 2.4 thousand new churches by the year 2030.