Crisis in the protestant church. This nationwide trend is also taking hold in the small rural regions: the stable conditions are shaking, interest in the church is becoming less and less. Also in the deanery of grafenberg.
This can also be expressed in numbers. While the number of baptisms still keeps the balance, the deanery pays five times as many resignations as admissions. "We have now slipped below the 12000 church member mark. That’s what makes a church community in the rough of hiltpoltstein", says dean sachs seriously to the audience. Previously, 13,000 believers in the deanery felt they belonged to the protestant church, at least on paper.