This means that the established Church has lost its place as the nation's most popular Christian denomination after more than four centuries of unrivalled influence following the Reformation.Presumably this fact was known to Tony B-liar and was contributory to him announcing his recent conversion to Roman Catholicism (see here), since he has always been one to ditch whatever or whoever he sees are losers and to latch on to whatever or whoever he perceives to be in the ascendant - today Roman Catholicism, tomorrow perhaps Islam, if the fundamentalists get their way and succeed in forcing a caliphate onto we kuffars and infidels (that is, if they don't murder us first).
The statistics show that attendance at Anglican Sunday services has dropped by 20 per cent since 2000. A survey of 37,000 churches, to be published in the new year, shows the number of people going to Sunday Mass in England last year averaged 861,000, compared with 852,000 Anglicans worshipping.(These totals are a risibly insignificant percentage of our 60 million population, you will notice, Dear Reader.)
"But that can't be true", you say, "Tony's not like that, he supported George Dubya Buffoon through thick and thin over Iraq even though the electorate here didn't support him and it was a definite vote loser". To which I reply that you are forgetting that Toney Baloney is primarily a delusional psychopath (see here) and was instructed by the same 'God' that The Buffoon was to offer him mutual support and launch their criminal and illegal invasion of Iraq together.
Meanwhile, that dysfunctional charlatan the Rev Alister McGrath (see here), professor of historical theology at Oxford University, said that the church attendance findings from the organisation Christian Research should act as a wake-up call to the Church of England. Personally, Alister, I would have though that a more fruitful field of research for the organisation Christian Research would have been to try to discover ANY credible objective evidence whatsoever that (a) that this 'God' of your exists, (b) ditto for this person you refer to as 'Christ' ever existed, (c) ditto that (b) was the son whilst being the same as (a), and that (a) (b) and (c) created the cosmos and everything in it.
Frankly, it should matter not one whit which bunch of religious lunatics, morons, credulous buffoons, manipulative sociopaths and sundry dysfunctional personalities are in the ascendant, since NONE of you should have ANY say in the running of this country. Your faith should be a private matter, shared between you and your invented 'God' and your co-religionists in the privacy of your own homes, meeting places, and places of worship. But unfortunately you are not content with having those freedoms - no, you all want to impose your own particular form of delusional psychopathy onto those of us who are capable of seeing you and your egregious charade for what it is.
To paraphrase Professor Georges Rey: At some level you are all liars!