Back to Church Sunday
Back to Church Sunday

With the support of the House of Bishops the Council for Mission is encouraging parishes to make the most of the Back to Church Sunday initiative.

The principle is simple - inviting people we care for, to something we care for, the church to which we belong. It's based on research that shows that around 30% of people who have somehow become detached from church are open to going back if only someone will ask them.

Parishes that participate can avail of a range of very simple but effective tools for making worship a really engaging experience. But in order to do so they need to sign up on-line by 15 June at

The designated Sunday is the last of September and there will be media publicity around that time but there is no reason why parishes could not apply the initiative at any time.

The Council asks for prayer that this initiative, in its own small way, will draw individuals into a living experience of God in worship and bring renewal to his Church.

The Revd Paul Hoey
Secretary of the Church of Ireland Council for Mission

CPAS Leadership Adviser for Ireland
Tel: 02866 329655