The online data entry system for 2016 Statistics for Mission returns will be closing at Easter (17 April).
This only affects the Statistics for Mission returns – the system will remain open for entering 2016 Finance returns (since approved accounts figures are only now becoming available).
The system is being closed earlier than last year, and has been done as overall response rates have improved across England and the focus can now move to the checking, querying, and circulation of final figures in a more timely and useful way. When churches submit their data in this more timely way it also means that they can immediately access the reports from the system which are a helpful resource to take to their Annual Meeting.
The online data entry system for 2017 Statistics for Mission will open immediately after Easter so people can add their 2017 Easter attendance figures and Electoral rolls.