The Rural Church Is Different: the Case of Anglican Confirmation

@inproceedings{Francis1997TheRC,
  title={The Rural Church Is Different: the Case of Anglican Confirmation},
  author={Leslie J. Francis and David W. Lankshear},
  year={1997}
}
This paper explores the different approaches to confirmation displayed by samples of 1,553 rural churches, 983 urban churches and 584 suburban churches. The data demonstrate four distinctive features of confirmation in rural churches. There is a considerably higher number of confirmands per capita of the population. There is a higher proportion of male confirmands. There is a higher proportion of pre-teenage and teenage confirmands. The confirmation of younger candidates in the rural church is… CONTINUE READING

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