Please spare us 20 minutes of your time
In 2001, the Church Times conducted a large survey of
our readers, one of the widest-ranging surveys ever undertaken.
Thousands responded, generating debate about the nature of the
Church's mission, and informing two academic books based on the
results. It was also very helpful to us, enabling us to improve the
Church Times in line with our readers' wishes.
Now, in our 150th year, we are repeating the exercise. Much has
changed in the past decade. This new survey will help us to plot
some of the changes and respond to them in future issues.
Once again, Leslie J. Francis, Professor of Religions and
Education within the Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit,
will analyse the data on behalf of the Church Times. He will work
alongside Andrew Village, Reader in Practical and Empirical
Theology at York St John University.
All responses will be confidential. The questionnaire can be completed anonymously,
but we will need your name and contact details if you want to enter
our prize draw.
Ao say thank you, we have arranged a draw of the completed
questionnaires. One reader will be able to choose
£250-worth of goods from Church House Bookshop,
either in the Westminster shop or online (www.chbookshop.com); another will be able to
choose £100-worth. Ensure you return your competed questionnaires
by 26 July to take part in the draw.
One of the biggest changes in the past decade has been
the spread of technology. If you can, please complete this
questionnaire online via this link. This will help us enormously by
enabling us to compute the answers quickly and
Thank you for your co-operation. The results promise to be
fascinating. We will report back to you in the autumn.
Paul Handley, Editor
Click here for the survey