Number of Canadian Anglicans, Parishes and Congregations

In 2007, the last year for which published statistics are available.

The total number of Anglicans on parish rolls was 545, 957.

The total number of Anglican parishes was 1,676.

The total number of Anglican congregations was 2,792.

Many parishes contain more than one congregation especially in rural areas. Multi-point parishes, as they are also known, may contain from two to as many as ten points (congregations).

Complete statistical summaries for the Anglican Church of Canada from 1962 to 2001 have now been scanned and are available as PDF files for those wishing to see historical information about the Anglican Church of Canada.  Click here to access these files.

The government of Canada, via Statistics Canada, conducts a full census of Canadians every ten years. The last decennial census for which statistics have been published was 2011.  In 2011 the total number of individuals who identified themselves as Anglican was 1,631,845 [1], with approximately 33% (or 545,957) of that population represented on parish rolls based on diocesan reports for 2007.

Updated May 8 2013


[1] National Summary of Religions (2011 Census); Statistics Canada.