Anglican Orthodox Church of North America

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Denominational Profile


Episcopal Church

split into  Anglican Orthodox Church of North America (1963)


The Anglican Orthodox Church was founded in 1963 by Bishop James P. Dees, a former Episcopal Church priest.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1970 19 38 -
1971 19 38 2,500
1972 14 37 2,630
1983 8 40 6,000

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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