Did you know???

  1. More presidents have been Episcopalian – 11 – than any other Christian denomination. Several of the nation’s earliest presidents, including George Washington, James Madison and James Monroe, were Episcopalians. But since the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1945, the only two Episcopalian presidents have been Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
  2. Roughly 1% of U.S. adults now identify as Episcopalians, according to Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study. The share of Americans who identify as Episcopalian is relatively unchanged since 2007, even as the share of those in the mainline Protestant tradition (of which the Episcopal Church is a part) and Christians as a whole have declined as a share of the population.
  3. In 2014, the Episcopal Church had 1,956,042 baptized members.
  4. The Anglican Church originated when King Henry VIII split from the Roman Catholic Church in 1534, when the pope refused to grant the king an annulment. This led to the founding of the Episcopal Church.

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