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I’M NOT A GREAT COUNTER of church attendances. Other elements of faith-full lives, inside and outside church are of substantially more interest to me. But tonight I accidentally came across Bramhall Methodist Church’s Facebook announcement that 400+ people had attended their (by all accounts super) Christingle Service on Christmas Eve. That’s great! And greater still is the fact that, at the same time, another 400+ were attending a similar service, half a mile up the road here at St Michael’s. And these were not the only Christmas services in either church that were packed to capacity. More than 800, then, at two local Christingle services. Hundreds more at others, and in Bramhall’s other churches, and beyond Bramhall the length and breadth of the nation, all around Europe, and on every continent. So it’s not entirely true that “no-one’s interested in church anymore” …