yes there is still a strong spiritual need, at least it's what I find everywhere I go in my chaplaincy type roles. It seems people are much more willing to approach a chaplain to talk over things and get help, support, guidance etc, than to go to actual church. It's strange how I find I get more inundated with people wanting to talk when I'm not in a religious building. Hospitals, colleges, prisons, airports, community centres - they come flocking. But I can spend all day in a cathedral or church and get no more than five or so, sometimes none.