The day of the week before Monday and following Saturday, observed by Christians as a day of rest and religious worship and (together with Saturday) forming part of the weekend.
synonyms: the Lord’s Day, the Sabbath
For centuries Sunday has been known throughout Christian England as a day of worship, contemplation, reflection and peace; the one true day of leisure.
Being English, I have often questioned my country’s identity. What defines us as a nation? Is it how we work, is it how we worship, or, is it how we play?
The last few decades has seen a huge cultural shift away from traditional churchgoing, with weekly attendance figures now falling below one million for the first time. So if the majority of people in England aren’t attending church on a Sunday – what are they doing? And how does the way people spend their leisure time reflect the nature of society in 21st century England?