Newton Aycliffe Church

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Newton Aycliffe Church

Newton Aycliffe Church in County Durham has many churches for separate religious faiths such as Anglican, Baptist and Methodist. It is common for a town to have more than one church and Newton Aycliffe is no exception.

Sadly church attendance has been plummeting for the last 50 years in the UK, with 15% of the population attending at least once per month, however Atheists and Agnostics are still in a minority, representing 33% of the people.

We think the cause for the decline is just that people don't have faith in God any more, with wars raging across the Earth and the wealth of the nation in a bad way it is easy to understand peoples lack of faith. In our estimation the Church needs to be re-branded, if you think of the staple values of Church such as togetherness, family, marriage and community leaving aside God for a second! If you reflect on all the good things that Churches represent in our Newton Aycliffe community then it is really astounding figures are going down. Surely we all want our Newton Aycliffe to be a good location to inhabit, where inhabitants get along, they help one another in times of hardship and people offer to each other without asking anything back in return. So what we are asking is for you to go along to your Newton Aycliffe church and pressure for change, you want to help, and you think it's only right and proper that the rest of your neighborhood chip in and help with things. The UK is on its knees because hardly anybody desires to work to a better goal...it is time for change...come on people..let us get organized and make this happen

Churches in the past and future have collaborated with other organisations such as local schools, groups such as the beavers, cubs and scouts as well as being prominent in assisting other groups of inhabitants such as the lonely, poor and abused. The church is seen as doing good causes which sees them in a good light.

Churches have been seen in a dim light recently with the pope resigning, the first pope to do so in more than 600 years, and nobody was entirely sure of the reason why, countless people have speculated that it is not just a matter of the pope getting older and not being able to carry out his job to the fullest.

The scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien in recent times deserted after admitting sexually inappropriate moves to young men schooling to be priests, taking into account his anti-homosexual speech-making in the past, this was seen as "do as I say not as I do"!

On the lighter side of things churches are seen as a very peaceful space to be - a good place to reflect on the things that are happening in your life at the present moment.

A game we used to play as children was to find the oldest gravestone..i.e. the earliest date, that is a diversion that can keep kids pleased for a while as well as giving them good exercise as they walk/run round the graveyard.