New Congregational Methodist Church

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Denominational Profile


Methodist Episcopal Church, South

split into  New Congregational Methodist Church (1881)


The New Congregational Methodist Church was founded in 1881 by former members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, to protest that church's episcopal polity.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 27 24 1,256
1935 30 32 1,770
1936 - 25 1,449
1937 - 30 1,743
1957 11 11 529
1958 11 11 518

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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