The History of Leith

April 24, 2012

Statistics—1928.(South Leith Church)

Statistics—1928.
Of course, we know that figures are by no means an
indication of the state of a church, but in a statistical
age there is an answer to the critic of the church in
the number of people who connect themselves with a
church and seek its services, its sacraments, and its
blessings. Judged by this standard the Parish Church
of South Leith is playing a great part in the community
and in some ways, we are inclined to believe, bearing
more than a fair share of the Church’s work.
But now for the figures. For the sake of comparison
we give in brackets the figures for 1927.
1. Communicants at 31st December . 4200 (4046)
2. Names removed by Death . . 50 (S3)
3. Names removed by Certificate . 67 (90)
4. Lapsed members . . . 33 (154)
o. First Communicants . . . 225 (120)
6: Joined by Certificate, etc. . . 79 (25)
7. Present at Communion at least once 3580 (3043)
8. Percentage in No. 7 . . ” . 85 (75)
9. Proclamations 175 (183)
10. Marriages . . . . .119 (112),
11. Baptisms 360 (327)
12. Funerals 172 (141)
It has been estimated that during the year 1928 the
Assistant Ministers interviewed on Tuesday and Friday
evenings, for various and varied reasons, no less than
1500 individuals.

source-South Leith Magazine 1929

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