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Confounding the Statistics - Again!

I had forgotten that last Sunday was that great liturgical feast known as Baptist Headcount Sunday until last night's deacons' meeting when my Church Secretary mentioned it.  For the third year running, our attendance was 'abnormal' because we had loads of visitors - D+1's folk and a family with a baby for a blessing.  So instead of our normal 25 adults, none under 45, we had 63 adults aged from 20 upwards and 8 children!  Maybe its as well some churches will have been lower than normal to bring some balance?


  • I wondered where our folk had all gone - now i know!

  • But those churches who were lower than normal won't want to 'distort the statistics' (or appear smaller than they are), so may wait until a better week to do the count.

    The only way to get a lower number, rather than an artificially high one, would be to link the census to HM contributions (but then we would no longer be Baptists!)

    In the days when Quirinius was the governor of Syria...

  • It's a karma thing.

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