The Liberal Catholic Church -- Province of the United States of America

The Liberal Catholic Church -- Province of the United States of America

1206 Ayers Ave.
Ojai, CA 93023
United States

Attesting Officer
The R. Rev. William S.H. Downey
Regionary Bishop


Media Contact
Regionary Bishop, The Rt. Rev. William S.H. Downey

34.4605298, -119.234082


The Liberal Catholic Church was founded Feb. 13, 1916 as a reorganization of the Old Catholic Church in Great Britain with the Rt. Rev. James I. Wedgwood as the first Presiding Bishop. The first ordination of a priest in the United States was Fr. Charles Hampton, later a Bishop. The first Regionary Bishop for the American Province was the Rt. Rev. Irving S. Cooper (1919-1935).


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2006
5,800
0
0
5,800
21
2003
5,800
0
0
5,800
21
2002
6,500
32
0
6,500
24
2000
6,500
32
0
6,500
27
1996
6,500
0
0
6,500
16
1987
0
0
0
2,800
34
1986
2,600
0
200
2,800
33
1985
2,500
0
0
2,500
31
1973
0
0
0
2,963
29
1972
0
0
0
1,500
18
1971
1,500
0
0
1,500
18
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2006
41
2
1
44
2003
50
2
1
53
2002
59
0
0
59
2000
57
0
0
57
1996
54
0
0
54
1987
64
0
0
127
1986
58
0
0
130
1985
58
0
0
121
1973
61
0
0
107
1972
0
0
0
84
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
1986
3
0
0
17
1985
3
0
0
15
1971
2
0
0
37
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
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