Making sure that the church's God-given resources are put to good use where they're most needed - that's why you're asked for your own church's 'Statistics for Mission' by the 31st January each year.

Your local church attendance figures, added via the Church of England's online portal, build up the quality, accuracy and usefulness of the data that feeds into prayerful decisions about money, deployment of people and resources, by Dioceses and by the Church of England nationally.

In your church, it might be your PCC Secretary, your Treasurer, a Churchwarden, your priest or someone else that takes on this important task - why not see if there's anything you can do to support them?