Parishioners said their places of worship did not offer enough support – and more than two-thirds won’t go so regularly after the pandemic.
Another 56 per cent want their churches to make urgent changes.
Older members of congregations felt particularly badly served by their vicars, priests and chaplains.
Forty-one per cent of pensioners said church leaders failed to offer pastoral support, either by phone or in person, when Covid restrictions were taking their toll on people’s mental health.
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