Young English adults still value church weddings, survey shows

Posted Apr 12, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] Research conducted for the Church of England suggests that almost three-quarters of unmarried adults younger than 35 still dream of getting married. The figure is taken from a survey conducted by 9Dot-Research for the Church of England’s Life Events team. It would appear to contradict statistics for the actual number of weddings, which show a continuing decline in both absolute numbers and in the rate: figures for opposite-sex marriage in 2015 show that there were 21.7 marriages per 1,000 unmarried men and 19.8 marriages per 1,000 unmarried women – the lowest rate on record.

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  1. Gordon Fuglie says:

    HMMMMM. A wedding is a 2-hour event after which everyone goes to another site for a celebration. The church is once again empty, with the wedding attendees unlike to return ever again, except maybe for another wedding.

    The question I have is what with and how do you evangelize amongst the secular English young? Does the church offer catechesis on the meaning of Christian marriage and sexual ethics?

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