Penistone Church

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Penistone Church

Penistone Church in South Yorkshire has numerous churches for diverse religious faiths such as Anglican, Baptist and Methodist. It is frequent for a town to have more than one church and Penistone is no exception.

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

We think the basis for the decline is in simple terms that people don't believe in God any more, with violence raging across the planet and the wealth of the nation in a bad way it's straightforward to understand peoples lack of faith. In our judgment 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 contemplate on all the good things that Churches represent in our Penistone community then it is actually amazing numbers are going down. Surely we all want our Penistone to be a fantastic place to dwell, where persons get along, they help 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 Penistone church and pressure for 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. The UK is on its knees because hardly a soul wants to work to a better goal...it is time for change...come on people..let us get as one and make this happen

Churches in the past and future have collaborated with other organisations such as regional 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, various 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 schooling to be priests, in view of his anti-gay language 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 quiet place to be - a good space 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 tombstone..i.e. the earliest date, that's a game that can keep children pleased for a while as well as giving them good exercise as they walk/run round the cemetery.