Reformed Episcopal Church

 Religious Groups > Anglicanism >
Search Religious Groups:


Denominational Profile

History

Episcopal Church

split into  Reformed Episcopal Church (1873)

 

The Reformed Episcopal Church is an independent Anglican jurisdiction founded in 1873 by Right Reverend George David Cummins and former members of the evangelical wing of the Episcopal Church.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 70 68 8,622
1935 66 68 8,470
1939 - 69 9,000
1942 - 68 8,639
1944 - 67 8,939
1947 - 71 8,928
1951 69 31 8,733
1952 74 67 8,571
1953 80 69 8,567
1954 75 68 8,579
1955 73 74 8,015
1957 75 70 8,928
1960 76 64 7,652
1962 82 66 7,007
1963 81 64 7,007
1966 90 75 7,085
1972 90 64 6,532
1977 91 68 6,211
1980 101 70 6,200
1986 133 80 6,000
1987 138 94 6,066
1988 122 78 6,274
1990 147 83 6,565
1995 160 102 6,084
1998 185 125 6,400
2002 204 137 10,665
2003 211 142 11,281
2008 221 149 15,573
2009 221 149 15,573

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]