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Data from 2019 Parochial Reports Now Available

October 9, 2020

The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, executive officer of the General Convention, has announced that the data from the 2019 Parochial Reports has been compiled and is available through a number of reports, in English and Spanish

The deadline for 2019 Parochial Report filing was extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our data is only as good as the information we receive,” explained Ms. Iris DiLeonardo, research and language specialist, “and so we have great appreciation for all the hard work of everyone who completed the reports during all the current challenges.”

"Our 2019 data tells an important part of the story of who we are as Episcopalians, and going forward Parochial Report data will also help us tell the story of the remarkable ways the Church has adapted to the difficult circumstances in which we find ourselves,” commented The Rev. Dr. Molly James, deputy executive officer, “At its October meeting, Executive Council will consider an amended form for 2020 based on recommendations from the House of Deputies State of the Church Committee.”

The Parochial Report is the oldest, continuous gathering of data by The Episcopal Church. Overseen by the Executive Officer of General Convention, the Parochial Report touches every congregation of the church. Together with other data, including that of the Recorder of Ordinations and the Registrar of General Convention, the Parochial Report provides an insight to the state of the church.

The newly posted documents include:

  • Fast Facts and Trends
  • Baptized Members by Province and Diocese 2009-2019
  • Average Sunday Attendance by Province and Diocese 2009-2019
  • Statistical Totals for The Episcopal Church by Province 2018-2019
  • Statistical Totals for The Episcopal Church by Diocese 2018-2019
  • USA Plate and Pledge Income Trends 2014-2019
  • Average Pledge by Province and Diocese 2014-2019
  • Financial and ASA Totals by Diocese 2019

For more information, contact the General Convention office at gcoffice@episcopalchurch.org or pr@dfms.org.

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