Essington Church

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Essington Church

Essington Church in Staffordshire has numerous churches for distinct religious faiths such as Anglican, Baptist and Methodist. It is conventional for a town to have more than one church and Essington is no exception.

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

We think the cause for the decline is in basic terms that people do not believe in God any more, with wars raging across the world and the wealth of the nation in a bad way it is easy to understand peoples lack of faith. In our opinion the Church needs to be re-branded, if you think of the core 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 Essington community then it's in reality surprising figures are going down. Surely we all want our Essington to be a good spot to inhabit, where inhabitants get along, they help 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 Essington church and plea 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. This country is on its knees because nobody desires 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 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 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 six hundred 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 in recent times walked out after admitting sexually inappropriate moves to young men schooling to be priests, in view of his anti-homosexual words 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 cogitate on the things that are happening in your life at the present moment.

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