For various reasons, our Diocese has not gone along as a Diocese with 'Back to Church' Sunday, though one or two of our parishes (that I am aware of) have gone with the programme. I do not yet have feedback from them yet. But Kelvin Wright has posted a very encouraging post on how Back to Church Sunday went in the Parish of Roslyn, Dunedin.
Any other reports? I would be happy to share them via this blog!
Kelvin's whole post is here - but here is a brief excerpt:
"In terms of its stated aim, Back To Church Sunday has been a rip roaring success for St. John's Roslyn. In terms of the bigger issues, it has been a success as well. Firstly it has encouraged us to look at ourselves and make changes where necessary. Most importantly it has encouraged people to think about why they themselves come to church and to talk about those reasons with people they live and work and share bits of their lives with. Of course we will be signing up for next year's Back To Church Sunday, but I hope we can translate the learnings into the other 51 Sundays until then."