Nearly 35,000 members left the Episcopal Church (TEC) in the United States last year – continuing a decade-long downward spiral for the Left-leaning Christian denomination.
The steady decline in membership was divulged through a 2016 statistical report recently released by TEC.
Plummet in the pews
According to the figures, 2016 saw a decrease of 34,179 members of the Episcopalian Church, while 37,669 were lost the previous year. The data also indicated that the average decrease in Episcopalians attending Sunday worship services last year dramatically fell by 9,327.
The significant drop has diminished a substantial percentage of the congregation.