Reformed Methodist Church

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Denominational Profile


Methodist Episcopal Church

split into  Reformed Methodist Church (1914)

merged intoChurches of Christ in Christian Union (1952)

The Reformed Methodist Church was founded in Readsborough, Vermont, by a group of Methodists led by Pliny Brett, a local preacher. It joined the Churches of Christ in Christian Union in 1952.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1929 15 14 411
1935 23 14 367
1937 - 10 -
1940 - 10 400
1942 - 12 310
1944 - 13 326
1950 12 12 336

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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