United Church of Canada
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Justice, Global, Ecumenical Relations Unit, 3250 Bloor St. West, Suite 300
Toronto ON M8X 2Y4
Canada (North America)
Telephone: +1 416 231 5931
Fax: +1 416 231 3103
Email: obula@united-church.ca
Address-No.: 112118 / 3011

Information in the internet:

URL: http://www.united-church.ca
Languages of the website: English, French

In 1925, four church bodies joined to form the United Church of Canada. The founding members were the Methodist Church, Canada, the Congregational Union of Canada, the General Council of Union Churches, and 70% of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. The Wesleyan Methodists of Bermuda joined in 1930, and the Evangelical United Brethren in 1968. The union was the first in the world to cross historic denominational lines. Impetus for union came from the need to serve Canada’s vast northwest and the desire for more effective overseas mission.
The United Church is Canada’s largest Protestant church and includes various strata of the population. It is known for its consistent stand on social and environmental issues. It also has to face challenges of a large and diverse body, with debates about sexual ethics and other controversial questions. It maintains its ecumenical ties with the families from which it arose, being a member not only of the WCC but also of the WARC and the WMC.
The United Church has eleven theological training institutions, with some attached to major universities. The United Church Observeris the principal publication; there are three other periodicals covering liturgy and music, education, and mission.

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Statistic data of church

total: 4096
(conventionally): 41
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 51
Ordained clergy
total: 40
women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  no information about deacons
total: 0
missionaries do not working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 12
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 0

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
consistory, Classes, regional Synod, General Synod
Official languages
  • English
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Canon of Dort (1618/19)
  • Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
  • Nicene Creed (381)
Partner churches

International assiciations

National assiciations

Members and partners:


last update: 17.02.2006
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