Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite)

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Denominational Profile


The Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite) also known as the Roman Catholic Church of the Ultrajectine Tradition is an Old Catholic jurisdiction founded in 1974 by Bishop Robert W. Lane.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1970 162 141 21,466
1971 201 186 46,618
1972 201 186 65,128

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. The National Council of Churches' data collection was discontinued after the 2012 Yearbook was published, and has been resumed by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). The tables and graphs will be updated when the new collection is available. See the Yearbook of Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]

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