General Church of the New Jerusalem

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The General Church of the New Jerusalem was founded in 1882 by William Benade and other former members of the General Convention of the New Jerusalem.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 25 15 1,089
1929 26 15 1,204
1935 26 14 1,207
1937 - 5 1,237
1939 - 8 1,279
1943 - 12 1,387
1946 - 15 1,428
1950 25 - -
1951 - 15 1,608
1952 27 5 1,640
1953 25 5 1,677
1954 24 8 1,707
1956 24 25 1,771
1957 25 10 2,874
1958 20 8 1,817
1959 20 7 1,832
1960 23 12 1,805
1962 27 21 1,947
1963 26 21 1,970
1964 25 22 1,982
1965 43 35 1,982
1966 31 35 2,028
1970 26 33 2,661
1971 31 33 2,143
1993 - 20 5,103
1994 67 34 6,942
1995 68 34 5,587
1996 68 34 8,568
1997 57 34 5,424
1999 59 34 5,583
2000 58 34 5,553
2002 65 35 6,444
2003 68 35 6,522
2004 66 36 6,618
2005 67 37 6,701
2006 71 37 6,760
2009 89 37 7,052

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]