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How bad are things for Christianity?

13 January 2014 Last updated at 16:32 GMT

New surveys have suggested that younger people are turning away from Christianity - raising concerns amongst senior members of the Church of England.

In his New Year's message, The Archbishop of Canterbury acknowledged falling congregation levels and a change in attitudes towards the Christian faith.

One of his predecessors, Lord Carey, said Christianity faced being extinguished in the UK within a generation.

Robert Pigott reports.