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18 December 2017

Church membership: which denominations are growing?

Denominations

2012 membership

Percentage of change 2012-2017

2017
membership

Anglican

1,424,254

-18%

1,167,201

Baptist

191,135

-6%

179,611

Roman Catholic

1,475,495

-12%

1,300,703

Independent

220,575

+6%

233,487

Methodist

233,974

-15%

198,120

New churches

186,363

+13%

209,906

Orthodox

440,091

+17%

514,095

Pentecostal

358,629

+11%

399,504

Presbyterian

730,819

-19%

592,800

Smaller denominations

177,046

+9%

193,251

Fresh expressions

40,710

+135%

95,820

Source UK Church Statistics 2: 2018 edition Peter Brierley. 2017 http://brierleyconsultancy.com/statistics.html