Working as a group, investigate the religious buildings in your nearest town or city.

  1. Make notes of what you find and pool your findings.

    a) Are there any buildings that are derelict?

    b) Are there any that have been turned into housing or shops, or taken over by other religious groups?

    c) Are there any newly-built ones?

    d) Are there any religious groups using ordinary houses for their meetings?

  2. Summarise your findings in terms of the religious groups that have ‘lost ground’ and the ones that have recently increased. What did you find?