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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism
			
38           STATUS OF  METHODISM AND CHRISTIANITY.


            GENERAL SUMMARY OF METHODISTS.

                    [METHODIST YEAR BOOK--1881.]



     The following summaries  have been compiled from the latest
official statistics reported by the several branches of the great Wes-
leyan family.  Those of the Methodist Episcopal Church are to July
1, 1881, and include the official numerical returns of the autumnal
Conferences of 1880 and the spring Conferences of 1881.  Those of
the Canadian, British, and affiliating Conferences are for 1881.  In
two or three of the churches the numbers of local preachers are "esti-
mated:" but in each of those by distinguished  members of large
observation in the respective denominations:

           1.  EPISCOPAL METHODISTS IN UNITED  STATES.
                                        Itinerant   Local         Lay
                                       Ministers.  Preachers.     Members.
Methodist Episcopal Church............. 12,142...... 12,323......1,717,657
Methodist Episcopal Church South.......  4,004......  5,868......  837,831
African Methodist Episcopal Church.....  1,832......  9,760......  391,044
Methodist Episcopal Zion Church........  1,650......  3,750...... *300,600
Colored Methodist Episcopal Church.....    638......    683...... +112,300
Evangelical Association................    912......    911......  113,871
United Brethren........................  2,296......  ...........  157,835
Union American M. E. Church............    110......     22......    2,600

  Total Episcopal Methodists in U.S.    33,484       33,017      3,633,048

       II.  NON-EPISCOPAL METHODISTS IN UNITED STATES.
Methodist Protestant Church............  1,314......    925......  113,405
American Wesleyan Church...............    250......    200......   25,000
Free Methodist Church..................    271......    328......   12,624
Primitive Methodist Church.............    196......    162......    3,210
Independent Methodist Church...........     24......  ...........   12,550

  Total Non-Episcopal Methodists,        2,056        1,615        166,807

              *Reported by Bishops as over that number. +The latest report.




			
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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism


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