Rise in prayer and religious service attendance to be met with a step up in our witness

As Tearfund research reveals that the coronavirus crisis has stirred the faith of many Brits, are Christians in the UK tasked with an even greater mission?

John Coleby | Wednesday 06 May 2020

Many of us will have experience of how the pandemic and lockdown are having an impact on our faith, and that of those around us. Thanks to new research, however, we now also have more of a picture of what is happening across the country.

According to research launched by Tearfund, and conducted by Savanta ComRes, many in the UK are turning to prayer during the crisis. A third of UK adults (33 per cent) have prayed since the beginning of the pandemic. Of those surveyed, 30 per cent of 18 – 34 year olds pray regularly, compared to 25 per cent of over 55s. 

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