Last year, a total of 155,322 people left the church in North Rhine-Westphalia. That was more than ever before in the statistics from the Ministry of Justice in Düsseldorf, which go back to 2011. The previous high there was 120,188 resignations in 2019. The following year, 2020, there were 89,694, which is generally explained by the corona pandemic. For example, it took some time for the district courts to expand the options for online resignations.
Church: Resignations from the church in NRW remain at a high level
The number of people leaving the church in North Rhine-Westphalia remains high.