Saturday, March 10, 2012

1903 church attendance in Ealing

This is from A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 7: Acton, Chiswick, Ealing and Brentford, West Twyford, Willesde by T F T Baker, C R Elrington (Editors), Diane K Bolton, Patricia E C Croot, M A Hicks,1982

There were 10,289 worshippers at ten Anglican churches and their mission churches in 1903, when Ealing had one of the highest attendances in and around London. Ealing was still the 'most Sabbath-loving suburb in London' in 1926 (The Times, 26 Oct. 1929).

CHRIST THE SAVIOUR, Attendance 1903: 461 a.m.; 447 p.m.

ST. JAMES, Attendance 1903: 168 a.m.; 183 p.m.

ST. JOHN, Attendance 1903: 1,116 a.m.; 1,058 p.m.

ST. LUKE, Attendance 1903: 159 a.m.; 86 p.m

ST. MATTHEW, Attendance 1903: 638 a.m.; 253 p.m.

ST. PETER, Attendance 1903: 584 a.m.; 283 p.m.

ST. SAVIOUR, Attendance 1903: 1,397 a.m.; 1,131 p.m.

ST. STEPHEN, Attendance 1903: 570 a.m.; 303 p.m.

I make that 5213 a.m. in 8 places. St Mary and St Barnabas are not listed with attendees. 3444 are p.m. worshippers.

Ealing Quakers' attendance at Y.M.C.A. 1903: 14 a.m.

West Ealing, formerly Ealing Dean, Bapt. church Attendance 1903: 334 a.m.; 358

Haven Green Bapt. church, Attendance 1903: 576 a.m.; 862 p.m.

Ealing Green Cong. Attendance 1903: 386 a.m.; 235 p.m.

West Ealing Cong. no. 70 the Avenue Attendances 1903: 108 a.m. 88 p.m.

St. Andrew's Presb., Attendance 1903: 390 a.m.; 300 p.m.

Ealing Broadway Wes. Meth. Windsor Rd. Attendance 1903: 364 a.m.; 381 p.m.

West Ealing Primitive Meth. church, Uxbridge Rd.) Attendance 1903: 237 a.m.; 378 p.m.

Brethren, at no. 93 High St. Attendance 1903: 19 a.m.; 26 p.m.

Brethren met at Gospel hall (later Grove hall), on N. side of the Grove, Attendance 1903: 83 a.m.; 75 p.m.

Brethren met at Sunnyside Room, Disraeli Rd., Ealing 1903. Attendance 1903: 148 a.m.; 138 p.m.

Salvation Army. Attendance 1903: 55 a.m.; 166 p.m.

I make that 2721 a.m. and 3007 p.m.

Roman Catholic

St. Benedict's abbey, Attendance 1903: 328 a.m.; 94 p.m.

Mission of St. Joseph and St. Peter in private house in Windsor Rd., Attendance 1903: 65 a.m.; 43 p.m.

To put these figures in context, Ealing had 33,031 inhabitants in 1901, 61,222 in 1911 so in 1903 we can estimate the population as 40,000. 16547 was the total morning and evening church attendance, 46% of the population. Of course we do not know how many attended both morning and evening so the percentage is between 23 and 46%.



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