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There are about 41,000 different Christian denominations in five major 'families' of churches/communion. The percentages in brackets indicate the percent of the Christian population affiliated with each 'family' or group of denominations:

  1. The Catholic Church [50%]
  2. Historic Protestant and Anglican churches [18%]
  3. The Eastern Churches (Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Church of the East) [12%]
  4. Pentecostal churches [12%]
  5. Evangelical (non-Pentecostal) [8%]


These later two categories include a number of "non-denominational" or independent congregations. All five, however, have a various number of 'sects' within them.

The first wave of "non-denominational" churches are in fact the third wave of the pentecostal movement. Other independent congregations tend to be evangelical, and while may not belong to a denomination per se, often do belong to various parachurch organizations or adhere to a common set of standards and beliefs with other similar evangelical churches.

Some megachurches, by engaging in 'church planting' set themselves up as a de facto denomination while maintaining the "non-denominational" title.

Counting denominiations is difficult for these reasons, and also because of the web of relationships between churches. For example, the Catholic Church is made up of 23 self-governing (sui iuris) churches worldwide; the Anglican Communion is made up of 38 self-governing provinces. Some surveys count each of these separately (so Church of England is one, The Episcopal Church is another) and some count them together (Anglicans).



Here is a list of random church names:
  • Aaronic Order
  • African Methodist
  • Amish
  • Ancient Apostolic
  • Anglican
  • Anglo-Israelism
  • Antiochian
  • Apostolic
  • Armenian
  • Baptist Convention
  • Beachy Amish
  • Belarusian Greek Catholic
  • Black Primitive Baptist
  • Brazilian Catholic
  • Brethren
  • British Methodist
  • Bulgarian Greek Catholic
  • Byzantine (Constantinopolitan)
  • Calvinist
  • Celtic Catholic
  • Chaldean
  • Chinese Methodist
  • Christian Methodist
  • Congregationalist
  • Conservative Baptist
  • Coptic Catholic
  • Croatian Greek Catholic
  • Dunker
  • Eastern Orthodox
  • Episcopal
  • Exclusive Brethren
  • Free Catholic
  • Georgian Byzantine Catholic
  • Greek Byzantine Catholic
  • Greek Orthodox
  • Hungarian Greek
  • Indian Brethren
  • Italo-Albanian Catholic
  • Kerala Brethren
  • Latin Catholic
  • Latter Day
  • Liberal Catholic
  • Lutheran
  • Lutheran Orthodox
  • Macedonian Greek Catholic
  • Maronite
  • Melkite Greek Catholic
  • Mennonite
  • Methodist
  • Mexican National Catholic
  • Moravian
  • National Baptist
  • Nebraska Amish
  • Nestorians
  • Old Order Amish
  • Open Brethren
  • Oriental Orthodox
  • Orthodox Catholic
  • Palmarian Catholic
  • Polish National Catholic
  • Presbyterian
  • Primitive Methodist
  • Quaker (Friends)
  • Remnant
  • River Brethren
  • Roman Catholic
  • Romanian
  • Russian Byzantine Catholic
  • Russian Orthodox
  • Ruthenian Catholic
  • Salvationist
  • Seventh-day Adventist
  • Slovak Greek Catholic
  • Social Brethren
  • Southern Baptist
  • Southern Conservative
  • Spiritus Christi
  • Swartzendruber Amish
  • Syriac
  • Syro-Malabar
  • Syro-Malankara
  • Taborites
  • True Catholic
  • Ukrainian Greek Catholic
  • Unitarian
  • Utaquists
  • Waldensians
  • Wycliffites
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