The Daily Express reports:
The Dioceses Commission is believed to be drawing up plans to break up the cash-strapped Diocese of Bradford in Yorkshire and merge it with neighbouring Ripon and Leeds.
Attendance in Bradford churches fell to 8,700 in 2008 while there are an estimated 20,000 regular Muslim worshippers in the city. . . . A spokesman for Bradford’s Council For Mosques said: “On Friday, all the mosques are full. In the bigger ones, it is not uncommon to see 2,000 worshippers or more in a day.”
Whenever I get depressed about the state of American culture, I can always say to myself, "It could be worse, at least you don't live in England!"Church attendance in Britain is declining so fast that the number of regular churchgoers could be fewer than those attending mosques within a generation.