Claygate Church

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Claygate Church

Claygate Church in Surrey has many churches for distinct religious faiths such as Anglican, Baptist and Methodist. It is common for a town to have more than one church and Claygate is no exception.

Alas church attendance has been dropping for the last 50 years in the United Kingdom, with 15% of the populace presiding at least once per month, still 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 believe in God any more, with wars raging across the world 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 stand for in our Claygate community then it's really startling figures are going down. Surely we all want our Claygate to be a fantastic spot to live, where people get along, they assist one another in times of need 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 Claygate 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 anybody wishes to work to a superior goal...it is time for change...come on people..let us get together and make this happen

Churches in the past and future have worked together with other organisations such as neighborhood schools, groups such as the beavers, cubs and scouts as well as being prominent in assisting other groups of people 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, 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 in recent times resigned after admitting sexually inappropriate moves to young men training to be priests, taking into consideration his anti-homosexual 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 peaceful place to be - a good spot to ruminate 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 memorial..i.e. the earliest date, that is a diversion that can keep children smiling for a while as well as giving them good exercise as they run/walk round the graveyard.