Ashburton Church

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Ashburton Church

Ashburton Church in Devon has various churches for separate religious faiths such as Anglican, Baptist and Methodist. It is regular for a town to have more than one church and Ashburton is no exception.

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

We think the grounds for the decline is just that people do not believe in God any more, with violence raging across the world and the economy in a bad way it's easy to comprehend peoples lack of faith. In our opinion the Church needs to be re-branded, if you think of the central values of Church such as togetherness, family, marriage and community leaving aside God for a second! If you think on all the good things that Churches stand for in our Ashburton community then it's truly shocking numbers are going down. Surely we all want our Ashburton to be a splendid spot to be alive, where people get along, they assist one another in times of hardship and people give to each other without asking anything back in return. So what we are asking is for you to go along to your Ashburton church and make a request change, you want to assist, and you think it's only right and proper that the rest of your district chip in and help with things. This country is on its knees because hardly anybody wishes to work to a greater 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, feeble and abused. The church is seen as doing good causes which sees them in a nice light.

Churches have been seen in a dim light of late with the pope resigning, the first pope to do so in more than 600 years, and nobody was entirely sure of the reason why, scores of 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 recently deserted after admitting sexually inappropriate moves to young men schooling to be priests, in view of his anti-homosexual rhetoric 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 place to be - a good place to cogitate on the things that are happening in your life at the present time.

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