Monday, June 16, 2014

Growing Unitarian congregations 2013

More analysis from the Annual Report.

2010 was the first Annual Report to list quota membership numbers, so it's now possible to use this baseline to see what congregations are shrinking (most of them) and which are growing (some of them).

Keeping in mind that quota numbers are a poor reflection of the reality of congregations, I still think it's valuable to do a bit of analysis. Three years is also too short a time. Five would be better. Also an increase of 1 or 2 is probably within the margin or error for this kind of thing. But with all this in mind we can see the growth in the following congregations, comparing 2010 and 2013.

Congregation
Increase in members
Change
London Islington and Newington Green           
22
From 70 to 92
London Golders Green
14
From 41 to 54
Birmingham Hollywood  
11
From 48 to 59
Bangor*
8
From 0 to 8
Edinburgh
8
From 60 to 68
Leicester
7
From 26 to 33
Richmond
7
From 35 to 42
Brighton
5
From 38 to 45
Hastings
5
From 18 to 23
Sevenoaks
4
From 20 to 24
Wirral
4
From 20 to 24
Ipswich
3
From 45 to 48
Bath
2
From 5 to 7
Billingshurst
2
From 7 to 9
Denton
2
From 5 to 7
Doncaster
2
From 16 to 18
Kidderminster
2
From 31 to 33
Oldham
2
From 10 to 12
Oxford
2
From 37 to 39
Wakefield
2
From 17 to 19
Bridgwater
1
From 5 to 6
Ditchling
1
From 19 to 20
Mansfield
1
From 50 to 51
Plymouth
1
From 24 to 25
Scarborough
1
From 6 to 7
Southampton
1
From 17 to 18
Southend-on-Sea
1
From 3 to 4
Tenterden
1
From 8 to 9
Wolverhampton
1
From 3 to 4


*Bangor is a new congregation that was started in this period. 

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