According to a study by Christian Research, attendance at Church of England services fell by 20 percent from 2000 to 2006, and the denomination is now almost half the size it was a generation ago reports the U. K. newspaper the Telegraph.
Likewise, Methodist congregations have dipped 33 percent over a 10-year period, and Baptist churches are seeing similar results.
Meanwhile, Pentecostal congregations have grown a whopping 23 percent since the new millennium, with more expected as the immigrant community expands.
“We are growing at such a fast pace that our only problem is finding enough places to worship,” says Tunji Adebayo, a property consultant for numerous Pentecostal churches told the Telegraph. “People tend to focus on the decline of other churches and have been largely unaware of our success. But that is beginning to change.”