Harwich Church

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Harwich Church

Harwich Church in Essex has numerous churches for different religious faiths such as Anglican, Baptist and Methodist. It is regular for a town to have more than one church and Harwich is no exception.

Sadly church attendance has been plummeting for the last fifty 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 inhabitants.

We think the explanation for the decline is in simple terms 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's straightforward to understand peoples lack of faith. In our estimation 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 contemplate on all the good things that Churches represent in our Harwich community then it is actually shocking numbers are going down. Surely we all want our Harwich to be a fantastic place to be alive, where people 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 Harwich church and plea for change, you want to help, and you think it's only right and proper that the rest of your community chip in and help with things. This country is on its knees because hardly a soul wishes to work to a superior 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 resident schools, groups such as the beavers, cubs and scouts as well as being prominent in assisting other groups of inhabitants such as the lonely, lowly 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 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, loads 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 quit after admitting sexually inappropriate moves to young men training to be priests, bearing in mind his anti-gay 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 space 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 memorial..i.e. the earliest date, that's a game that can keep kids smiling for a while as well as giving them good exercise as they run/walk round the cemetery.