The 2017 Church in Action Survey, conducted by Church Urban Fund and the Church of England, shows that Anglican churches are highly engaged in responding to social issues and building community across England.

We found that 70% of Anglican churches run three or more organised activities for the benefit of their local communities, such as parent/carer and toddler groups, community cafes, lunch clubs for older people, holiday clubs and youth work.

In addition, the survey highlights the huge amount of informal help and signposting that churches provide. When these are taken into account, the vast majority of churches are involved in supporting people with mental health problems, family breakdown, and loneliness, for example.

This is a national survey run with the Church of England and follows on from similar surveys in 2014 and 2011

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