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British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales
What Religions are there in the Britain?

There are three countries in Britain, England English flag , Wales welsh flag and Scotland Scottish flag.

The official religion of England English flag is Christianity, as practised by the Church of England (Anglican).

The Church in Wales welsh flag is also Anglican.

In Scotland Scottish flag the official Church is the Presbyterian Church of Scotland.

Other Christians in each country also include the Roman Catholics and the Methodists.

Multi Faith Society

Britain is a multi faith society in which everyone has the right to religious freedom. Although Britain is historically a Christian society, people are usually very tolerant towards the faiths of others and those who have no religious beliefs.

See History of Religion in Britain

Religion in Britain today

The main religion in Britain is Christianity. Most Christians belong to the Church of England or the Church of Scotland. These are Protestant Churches. There are also many Roman Catholics.

Who is the head of the Church of England?

The Queen (the British Monarch) is 'Supreme Governor of the Church of England'.

Although religious faith in Britain is predominantly Christian, most of the world’s religions are also practiced. There are large Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh communities, and also smaller communities of Bahá’í, Buddhists, Jains, and Zoroastrians, as well as followers of new religious movements.

In 2001 the Census collected information about religious identity of people living in Britain

The UK population: by religion, April 2001
Source: Census, Office for National Statistics

Religions in London

Play the Brit Kid game and learn about the different religions of people living in Britain.

The Christian Church Year


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