Parish spotlights are individual documents, one for each Church of England parish, which show a summary of the 2011 Census data from the population in that parish. They have been produced by the Research and Statistics Division of the Archbishop’s Council. The Parish spotlight documents for parishes in the Diocese of Bath and Wells are available in this section, on the page relating to the first letter of the parish name.
Each document offers a wealth of demographic information and includes details such as Christian affiliation, population age and ethnicity profiles, household structures, deprivation, employment, schools and qualifications, alongside church statistics such as attendance and giving.
How to use your parish spotlight
The spotlight is a starting point for prayer, discussion and action, particularly if you are thinking about parish mission planning. It will help you create a picture of where you are now and what your community is like.
Questions are included on each page to help you consider the information and what this might mean for your church. There are also some bigger questions about what to do next at the end of each spotlight.
Information and queries
At the end of the spotlight there is information about where this data comes from and how it was calculated. If you have any further queries, please email the Church of England Research and Statistics team.