The United Church of Canada

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: The United Church of Canada
Denomination type:
Year Reporting: 2015
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Description: The United Church of Canada was formed on June 10, 1925, through the union of the Methodist Church, Canada, the Congregational Union of Canada, the Council of Local Union Churches and 70 percent of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. The union culminated years of negotiation between the churches, all of which had integral associations with the development and history of the nation.

In fulfillment of its mandate to be a uniting as well as a United Church, the denomination has been enriched by other unions during its history. The Wesleyan Methodist Church of Bermuda joined in 1930. On January 1, 1968, the Canada Conference of the Evangelical United Brethren became part of The United Church of Canada. At various times, congregations of other Christian communions have also become congregations of the United Church.

The United Church of Canada is a full member of the World Methodist Council, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (Presbyterian and Congregational), and the Canadian and World Councils of Churches. The United Church is the largest Protestant denomination in Canada.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 3250 Bloor St. W #300
Address line 2:
City: Toronto
State: Ontario
Zip Code: M8X 2Y4
Country: Canada
Phone: (416)231-5931

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Mary-Frances Denis
Phone: 416-231-7680

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Susan Jackson
Position: Information & Statistics Coordinator
Phone: (416)231-7680

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 424,000
Other Members: 590,000
Total Inclusive Members: 1,014,000
Total Churches: 2,894
Average Attendance: 139,000
Membership Calculation Method: Estimate

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 1,435
Other Service to the Church: 167
Retired: 1,993
Total Clergy: 3,595

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 1,763
Pupils: 38,225
Staff: 7,745
Total Individuals: 45,970

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $43,667,223.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $308,750,800.00
Total Financial: $35,241,802,300
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures