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The Religious Census of 1851

South Wales

Population 593,607

Extracted by Gareth Hicks, June 2004

The original table also included data based on the number of places actually open for worship at each period of the day, this has not been extracted.

Religious

Number of

Number of Attendants at Public

Denominations

Places of worship

Worship on Sunday,

 

& Sittings

March 30th 1851

 

Places of
Worship

Sittings

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

Total

1,863

435,556

205,936

88,481

200,604

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protestant Churches :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Church of England

615

129,491

47,907

25,286

19,695

Independents

367

103,997

64,662

17,116

59,079

Baptists:

 

 

 

 

 

Particular Baptists

264

69,690

39,597

11,468

46,946

General Baptists, New Connexion

3

414

255

 -

252

Baptists (undefined)

30

5,817

3,164

561

3,023

  Society of Friends (Quakers)

 7

 714

 98

 39

 -

  Unitarians

 25

 4,890

 1,904

 703

 730

  Wesleyan Methodists:

 

 

 

 

 

 Original Connexion

 168

 31,313

 9,973

 4,304

 17,082

 Primitive Methodists

 37

 4,152

 1,133

 1,128

 2,553

 Bible Christians

 1

 140

 -

 -

 120

 Wesleyan Methodist Association

 1

 258

 52

 72

 98

 Wesleyan Reformers

 2

 120

 40

 -

 115

  Calvinistic Methodists:

 

 

 

 

 

 Welsh Calvinistic Methodists

 302

 77,949

 32,099

 25,291

 47,054

 Lady Huntingdon's Connexion

 1

 650

 450

 -

 600

  Brethren

 1

 200

 90

 -

 173

  Isolated Congregations

 12

 1,541

 789

 390

 959

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Other Christian Churches:

 

 

 

 

 

 Roman Catholics

 7

 1,938

 2,540

 381

 376

 Latter Day Saints

 18

 2,170

 1,149

 1,721

 1,726

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jews

2

112

34

21

23

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