Posted: Sep 09, 2017 5:01 am
by RealityRules
crank wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:Yep there is in England. Church of England is the official ['established'] state church of England. That is why you see men in frocks at English memorial services. They get paid by the state.

How does that work wrt the rest of Britain?

The Church of Scotland (aka 'the Kirk') has been described as the 'established' church of Scotland (eg. in this currently available 2011 bbc article, and this online Catholic Encyclopedia entry), but it is really just the 'national' Scottish [Presbyterian] church, and it emphasises the place of other churches in Scotland and seeks to co-operate with them. The Church of Scotland represented 32.4% of the population at the 2011 census. The Roman Catholic Church accounted for 15.9% of the population and is especially important in West Central Scotland and the Highlands. Scotland's third largest church is the Scottish Episcopal Church (a member church of the Anglican Communion made up of just seven dioceses, each with its own bishop. in 2013 in reported its numbers as 34,119 members (all ages)). In the 2011 census, 'no religion' and 'religion not stated' were 36.7% and 7.0%, respectively. Islam was 1.4%.

The Church of Scotland Act 1921 is an Act of the British Parliament. The purpose of the Act was to settle centuries of dispute between the British Parliament and the Church of Scotland over the Church's independence in spiritual matters. The passing of the Act saw the British Parliament recognise the Church's independence in spiritual matters, by giving legal recognition to the Articles Declaratory [which lay out our structure, governance, and membership].


Until 1920 the established church in Wales was the Church of England, but it has been disestablished from 1920 as the 'Church in Wales' (still Anglican).

The Welsh Church Act 1914 provided for the separation of the four dioceses of the Church of England located in Wales (known collectively as 'the Church in Wales') from the rest of the Church, and for the simultaneous disestablishment of the Church. The Act came into operation in 1920. ... ablishment


'Church in Wales' (Eglwys yng Nghymru) is the largest denomination in Wales with 30% of the population identifying themselves as adherents. The Roman Catholic Church (Eglwys Gatholig Rufeinig) is the next largest denomination with 17.6% of the population as members. The next largest religious society is the Presbyterian Church of Wales (Eglwys Bresbyteraidd Cymru) with 34,819 (2004) members (slightly more than 1% of the population), followed by the Union of Welsh Independents (Undeb yr Annibynwyr Cymraeg) and the Baptist Union of Wales (Undeb Bedyddwyr Cymru) which each have about 1% of the population as members.

No religions was 32% and not stated was 7.6% in the 2011 census.

[Other religions are all < 1% of the population] ... Statistics