Baptized in 1929 by the Protestant Episcopal Church: 3,338 fewer persons than in 1928.
Confirmed in 1929 by the Protestant Episcopal Church: 2,027 fewer persons than in 1928.
Such was the prime news of The Living Church Annual, official P. E. almanac, out last week.
The falling figures were partially accounted for by The Living Church Annual, thus: ''It should be remembered that the attempt to count membership on a basis of baptized persons instead of communicants goes back only two years, and the reports for the previous years included estimates in a number of places, the exact record not being available . ....