Houghton-le-Spring Church

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Houghton-le-Spring Church

Houghton-le-Spring Church in Tyne and Wear has many churches for assorted religious faiths such as Anglican, Baptist and Methodist. It is common for a town to have more than one church and Houghton-le-Spring is no exception.

Unfortunately church attendance has been tumbling for the last 50 years in the United Kingdom, with 15% of the populace presiding at least once every month, still Atheists and Agnostics are still in a minority, representing 33% of the people.

We think the rationale for the decline is just that people don't believe in God any more, with wars raging across the Earth and the economy in a bad way it is straightforward to appreciate 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 Houghton-le-Spring community then it's really surprising numbers are going down. Surely we all want our Houghton-le-Spring to be a good place to live, where people get along, they help each other 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 Houghton-le-Spring church and pressure for change, you want to help, and you think it's only right and proper that the rest of your neighborhood chip in and help with things. This country is on its knees because hardly a soul desires to work to a greater 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 regional 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 good light.

Churches have been seen in a dim light recently 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, numerous 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 deserted after admitting sexually inappropriate moves to young men schooling to be priests, taking into account 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 space to be - a good place to cogitate on the things that are going on in your life at the present moment.

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