Liberal Catholic Church, Province of the United States of America

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Denominational Profile

Notes

This Liberal Catholic body separated from the international body in the 1940s in a dispute over episcopal jurisdiction and theosophical beliefs.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1971 - 18 1,500
1972 84 18 1,500
1973 107 29 2,393
1985 121 31 2,500
1986 130 33 2,800
1987 127 34 2,800
1996 54 16 6,500
2000 57 27 6,500
2002 47 24 6,500
2003 53 21 5,800
2006 44 21 5,800

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]