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19 September 2014

Church membership: which denominations are growing?

Denominations

2008 membership

Percentage of change 2000-2013

2013
membership

Anglican

1,436,329

-5%

1,362,855

Baptist

208,488

-9%

189,152

Catholic

1,611,954

-13%

1,399,942

Independent

232,281

+3%

239,709

Methodist

270,832

-15%

231,357

New churches

195,993

+9%

212,911

Orthodox

390,659

+19%

464,194

Pentecostal

358,370

+21%

432,687

Presbyterian

814,669

-20%

649,067

Smaller denominations

155,425

+18%

182,723

Fresh expressions

19,300

+273%

71,900

Source UK Church Statistics 2: 2010-2020 by Peter Brierley. 2014 http://brierleyconsultancy.com/statistics.html