Ilfracombe Church

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Ilfracombe Church

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

Sadly church attendance has been dipping for the last fifty years in the United Kingdom, 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 explanation for the decline is just that people don't have faith in God any more, with violence raging across the world and the economy in a bad way it is straightforward to appreciate peoples lack of faith. In our opinion the Church needs to be re-branded, if you think of the fundamental 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 Ilfracombe community then it is really startling numbers are going down. Surely we all want our Ilfracombe to be a splendid place to be alive, where inhabitants get along, they assist each other in times of need 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 Ilfracombe church and pressure for change, you want to help, and you think it's only right and proper that the rest of your district chip in and help with things. The UK is on its knees because nobody wants to work to a superior goal...it is time for change...come on people..let's get together and make this happen

Churches in the past and future have collaborated with other organisations such as native schools, groups such as the beavers, cubs and scouts as well as being prominent in assisting other groups of inhabitants such as the lonely, meager 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, many 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 walked out after admitting sexually inappropriate moves to young men schooling to be priests, taking into account his anti-homosexual speech-making in bygone times, this was seen as "do as I say not as I do"!

On the lighter side of things churches are seen as a very quiet position to be - a good spot to ruminate on the things that are going on in your life at the present moment.

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