LIST OF DENOMINATIONS
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CalvinisticNot so much a demonination, although some churches identify themselves as such, Calvinism is a theological system and an approach to the Christian life that emphasizes the rule of God over all things. Named after French reformer John Calvin, this variety of Protestant Christianity is sometimes called the Reformed tradition, the Reformed faith, or Reformed theology.Magnifying glass image
Countess of HuntingdonSelina, Countess of Huntingdon, was born in 1707, married in 1728 and became a Christian at around the age of 32. She became a widow seven years later and began to devote her energies wholeheartedly to her ministry. She opened private chapels attached to her houses, but they became contentious and she left the Church of England in 1781.Magnifying glass image
Seventh Day AdventistSeventh-day Adventists are also called Adventists and SDAs. The origin of the Seventh-day Adventists can be traced to the Millerite Movement of the 19th Century. This movement was largely responsible for what has been called the Great second advent awakening. William Miller (1782-1849) was a farmer who settled in upstate New York after the war of 1812. He was originally a Deist (a person who believes that God created the universe but has not been actively involved since). After two years of private Bible study, Miller converted to Christianity and became a Baptist lay leader. He was convinced that the Bible contained coded information about the end of the world and the Second Coming of Jesus. He also realized that he had an obligation to teach his findings to others. In 1831, he started to preach. In 1833, he published a pamphlet on end-time prophecy. In 1836, his book Evidences from Scripture and History of the Second Coming of Christ about the Year 1843 was published. After one of his key prophecies failed to materialize, Miller withdrew from the leadership of his group of followers (who called themselves Adventists) and died in 1849. Ellen Harmon, who married James White, became members of a small group in Washington, New Hampshire, who organised themselves into the first Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1863.Magnifying glass image
Calvary ChapelStarted in 1965. Evangelical/Charismatic.Magnifying glass image
BrethrenThe Brethren are a fundamentalist Protestant Christian Evangelical movement that was founded in Dublin in the late 1820s.Magnifying glass image
Multi-demominationalThe building hosts two or more denominationsMagnifying glass image
Catholic ApostolicThe Catholic Apostolic Church was a religious movement which originated in England around 1831 and later spread to Germany and the United States. While often referred to as Irvingism, it was neither actually founded nor anticipated by Edward Irving. The Catholic Apostolic Church was organised in 1835 under the lead of apostles. The last apostle died in 1901 after which the membership gradually declined.Magnifying glass image
Church of ScotlandThe Church of Scotland, known informally by its Scots language name, the Kirk, is a Presbyterian church, decisively shaped by the Scottish Reformation. The denomination traces its roots back to the beginnings of Christianity in Scotland, but its identity is principally shaped by the Reformation of 1560.Magnifying glass image
PentecostalThe Elim Pentecostal Church was founded in 1915 by a Welshman in Monaghan Ireland. George Jeffreys was an outstanding evangelist and church planter. He had a Welsh Congregational background and was strongly influenced by the Welsh Revival of 1904.
Also includes Free Pentecostals and other groupings who define themselves as Pentecostal but not part of the Elim denomination.
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CokelersThe founder, John Sirgood was born at Averring, Gloucestershire, in 1821. The nickname 'Cokeler' is of very early date, and is popularly attributed to Sirgood's preference for cocoa rather than beer.Most aspects of Dependent belief are fairly orthodox within the Arminian traditions of Protestant dissent. They believed firmly in the people's ability to exercise free will and thereby achieve salvation. Thus, in the nineteenth century, they were closer to Primitive Meth­odism for example, than to Congregationalism which was still strongly Calvinistic in its belief in predestination. Like Quakers though, Dependents were and are avowed pacifists and were conscientious objectors during two world wars. Notes from the web site quoted Magnifying glass image
HolinessThe Holiness movement originated in the first half of the 19th century in the United States as a renewal movement within American Methodism but soon became trans-denominational, and by the third quarter of the century was also international. It sought to recover the emphasis of John Wesley on the perfection of love in the lives of believers.Magnifying glass image
QuakerThe Religious Society of Friends (commonly known as Quakers or Friends) was founded in England in the 17th century by people who were dissatisfied with the existing denominations and sects of Christianity. Traditionally George Fox has been credited as the founder or the most important early figure. The Society of Friends is counted among the historic peace churches. Since its beginnings in England, Quakerism has spread to other countries, chiefly Kenya, the United States, and Bolivia. The number of Quakers in the world is relatively small (approximately 600,000), although there are places, such as Pennsylvania, particularly Philadelphia, in which Quaker influence is concentrated.Magnifying glass image
Roman CatholicThe Roman Catholic Church (commonly known as the Catholic Church) is the Christian Church which is led by the Pope, the Bishop of Rome.
The Roman Catholic Church teaches that it is the "one holy catholic and apostolic Church founded by Jesus Christ."
The Holy See of Rome is seen as central, and its bishop, the Pope, is considered to be the (sole) successor of Saint Peter, the chief of the Apostles, sometimes called the "prince" (from Latin princeps, meaning "foremost", "leader") of the Apostles
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Salvation ArmyThe Salvation Army is a protestant evangelical Christian denomination founded in 1865 by Methodist ministers William Booth and Catherine Booth. It is mainly known today for its charity and social work, often among the poorest and most needy of people.
A great site to find out more : http://sawiki.net/
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AnglicanThe term Anglican (from Anglia, the Latin name for England) describes the people and churches that follow the religious traditions developed by the established Church of England. The Anglican Communion codifies the Anglican relationship to the Church of England as a theologically broad and often diverging community of churches, which holds the English church as its mother institution. Adherents of Anglicanism within the Anglican Communion (that is in communion with the See of Canterbury) worldwide number around 70 million but there are numerous denominations which consider themselves Anglican but which are out of the Communion.Magnifying glass image
Unknown denominationThis category is used when the demomination of a church or chapel is not known.Magnifying glass image

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