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Full pews and prayers for peace // While all have condemned the terrorist attacks, feelings about the response are mixed

Title: Full pews and prayers for peace // While all have condemned the terrorist attacks, feelings about the response are mixed
Date: Monday, 22 October 2001
Publisher: The Guardian (UK)
Author: Stephen Bates
Main source: guardian.co.uk

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After years of declining congregations, churches in England are reporting a strange phenomenon - pews have been filling up in the wake of the atrocities of 11th September. Whether it is a temporary conversion remains to be seen and the evidence so far is fairly ephemeral - 800 at evensong in Exeter instead of the normal 100, attendance at services 50% up in York Minster, 60% up at Winchester - but some clergy are noticing a new seriousness. Richard Chartres, Bishop ... [Read the rest at guardian.co.uk]