Sunday, April 10, 2011

Good News, Bad News

I took a look at some attendance figures today. In particular, I was interested in attendance trends for the 8:45 and 6:00 (Refuge) services. This is what I learned about 2011 attendance at the 8:45, 10:30 (included for comparison), and 6:00 services:


8:45 Service

10:30 Service

6:00 Service

Jan. 26514528
Jan. 910216244
Jan. 1612513027
Jan 2390135cancelled
Jan 3010811821
Feb 6145129cancelled
Feb 1310912926
Feb. 2012013832
Feb. 2711613325
Mar. 611014022
Mar. 137413523
Mar. 2010812520
Mar. 2716914021
Apr. 3128164 33





The good news is that the 8:45 service seems to be gaining a constituency, as its attendance is much improved from last year. I suspected this was the case, since there have been more cars in the parking lot when I arrive on Sunday for choir rehearsal than formerly.

The bad news, of course, is that Refuge, attendance appears to be down. Kris reported an average attendance of 34 last year in the annual report. (See “Annual Report Part 7.”) The number so far for 2011 has declined by 7.

I have no explanation for either of these trends. Perhaps someone else does.

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