Much emphasis has been placed on the need, within the Church of England, to retain the interest and commitment of young people.   Statistics show losses between the number of children involved in their early years and the number of teenagers still involved.   There is a sad and substantial leakage after confirmation.   A recent (2002) report submitted to the General Synod had suggestions for alleviating this.   It was entitled “Good new for young people” and outlined a strategy designed to retain the interest of young people in their crucial years. 

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