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

 44             STATUS OF  METHODISM  AND CHRISTIANITY.


              GENERAL SUMMARY OF METHODISTS.


                          METHODIST YEAR BOOK-- 1886.



     The following summaries have been compiled from the latest statistics offic-
ially reported by the several branches of the great Wesleyan Methodist family.
Those of the Methodist Episcopal Church are to July 1, 1886, and include the
official numerical returns of the Fall Conferences of 1885, and the Spring Con-
ferences of 1886.  Those of Canada are for 1886. Those of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, are those reported at the general Conference, May
5, 1886.  Those of the British and affiliating Conferences are chiefly for 1886.
In two or three of the Churches the number of local preachers are "estimated,"
but in each of those by distinguished members of large observation in the
respective denominations.

                    I.  Episcopal Methodists in U. S.
                                              Itinerant   Local       Lay        Total
                                             Ministers.  Preachers.  Members.   Lay & Min.
Methodist Episcopal Church................    12,032      12,588    1,926,976   1,939,008
Methodist Episcopal Church, South.........     4,406       5,943      990,904     995,310
African Methodist Episcopal Church........     2,550       9,760      405,000     407,550
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church...     2,110       7,710      314,000     316,110
Colored Methodist Episcopal Church........     1,729       4,024      165,000     166,729
Evangelical Association  (1886)...........     1,069         613      132,508     133,577
United  Brethren (1885)...................     1,348         905      173,265     174,613
Union American M. E. Church...............        40          40        3,560       3,600

  Total Episcopal Methodists in U. S.         25,284      41,583    4,111,213   4,136,497


                II.  Non-Episcopal Methodists in U. S.

Methodist Protestant Church...............     1,340         919      129,263     130,603
American Wesleyan Church..................       179         167       17,727      17,906
Free Methodist Church.....................       373         348       12,314      12,687
Other  Methodist  Churchers  (Primitive
  Congregational, Independent, etc).......        70          21       26,000      25,070

       Total Non-Episcopal Methodists in
         United States....................     1,962       1,455      185,304     186,266




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


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