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Parish Survey Results (2008)

The following survey of the parish was taken in 2008.  

Unless otherwise stated, percentages are based upon a total of 201 responses.  Responses were compiled over the course of 4 consecutive weekends.  The survey questions were designed to include responses from those is the surrounding area who rotate their Mass attendance between Shaftesbury and other local parishes.  The survey was taken in April 2008.

 

1. Where do you live?

    Shaftesbury Parish  57%

    Outside Shaftesbury - Regulars  18%

    Outside Shaftesbury - Occasionals  25%

 

2. Which age group do you fall into?

    Children under 12 as a percentage of the total including adults   22%

    12 - 18   7%

    19 - 25   2%

    26 - 35   4%

    36 - 45   13%

    46 - 55   14%

    56 - 65   15%

    66 - 75   20%

    75+       21%

    Not given  1%

 

3. Gender

    Male   32%

    Female   61%

    Not given   7%

 

4. How do you get to church?

    Walk   25%

    Car   68%

    Lift   3%

    Taxi   1%

    Cycle   1%

    Not given   1%

 

5. How long is your journey to church in miles?

   0 - 1   39%

   1 - 3   22%

   3 - 6   17%

   6 - 10   10%

   10+    6%

   Not given   5%

 

6. Do you have a car?

   Yes   83%

   No   17%

 

7. Which Mass do you normally attend?

   Sat   42%

   Sun   56%

   Either or both   2%

 

8. Why do you normally attend this Mass ?

   Service   13%

   Time   66%

   Transport   4%

   Other   12%

   Not given   5%

 

9. Do you prefer Sung or Low Mass?

   Sung   50%

   Low   23%

   No Pref   25%

   Not given   2%

 

10. Shaftesbury parishioners only:

Do you attend Mass in adjacent parishes?

   Yes   10%

   No   83%

   Not given   7%

 

11.  Non Shaftesbury parishioners

a. How often do you attend St Edward's?

   Weekly  38%

   Fortnightly   13%

   Monthly   12%

   Other   22%

   Not given   15%

b. Why do you attend St Edwards?

   Location   24%

   Mass Time   20%

   Sense of Community   22%

   Family Friendly   18%

   Quality   14%

   Other   2%

 

15.Other Services requested

(Percentages based on ~40% of respondents who answered this question)

   Confession   31%

   Benediction   13%

   Stations   10%

   Exposition   11%

   Weekday Mass   19%

   Catechism   8%

   Others   8%


Note: There were other responses that were collated and processed that do not lend themselves to the type of summary given above


Fr Dylan would like to express his thanks to Mike Canty for the efficiency and quality of the processing of these results.

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