Church of Ireland grows by 50%

An almost unnoticed, but historically dramatic, social change has occurred in Ireland over the past few years: more and more Irish Catholics are joining the Church of Ireland according to the

After a long decline ever since 1861, Irish Anglicanism is undergoing a quite remarkable period of growth.

In the early Nineties, there were 82,840 members of the Church of Ireland in the 26 counties. This has increased by 50per cent, to 121,229.

Some of this expansion is due to immigration. But a substantial amount is due to conversion — cradle Catholics turning to the Reformed faith.

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Hat tip: Deirdre Good.

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