In the new parish news, Pastor Carl-Joseph Auris said, “The development of parganas has changed a lot for everyone over the last 20 years.” “The rustic space has emerged, the scandals have suffered, the evacuation recorded. Certainly people have gained faith, but the location of the churches has become vacant. The figures reveal a lot. The future will be even more difficult.
Schloe Holte-Stückenbroek’s five Catholic parganas have fallen by 19.87 percent from 13,160 to 10,545 over the past 20 years. The “front runner” is the parish of St. Heinrich Sende, which has lost about a quarter of its parishioners. In 2151 there are still 1622 since 2000. St. Johannes Baptist has lost 20.99 percent (from 4343 to 3431) to Stückenbroek, St. Ursula Schloe Holle has lost 19.39 percent (from 4284 to 3453), St. Joseph Limke has lost 17.4 percent (from 1626 to 1343). St. Acathius Stukenbroke-Sene is the best there. The congregation has lost only 60 remunerations in 20 years, which is 7.93 percent (from 756 to 696).
The number of three Catholic parganas in Werl is at the national average (15,57 per cent loss from 14,691 parishioners at 12,403). In percentage terms, the parish of St. Maria Immaculata Kitz loses the least there (minus 26.26 percent, for 3236 to 2386 parishioners). St. Anna Worl shrinks to 13.53 percent (9740 to 8422 parishioners). St. Judas Thadasus Surenhyde loses only 6.99 percent (from 1715 to 1595).
The Evangelical Church community is also very open about numbers. The website lists all the numbers baptized and buried since 2000 under the title “evirckshshde”. “Across Germany, the Evangelical Church has lost more parachiers than the Catholic Church,” Pastor Drs. Carsten Glatt. At Schlo Holte-Stückenbrock the number decreased from 6,764 in 2000 to 6,112 in 2020. This percentage is 9.6 percent. “We were lucky with some new arrivals. There are fewer exits in the village area. By 2008 the number was almost the same, since 2009 the accident can be felt. ”