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List of Christian denominations

List of Christian denominations ordered by historical and doctrinal relationships. (See also: Christianity; Christian denominations).

It should be noted that some denominations are large (eg. Roman Catholic, Lutherans, Anglicans or Baptists) while others are just a few small churches.

It should also be noted that modern movements such as Fundamentalist Christianity, Pietism, Evangelicalism, Pentecostalism and the Holiness movement can either divide to make new denominations or blur denominational lines to bring groups together.



Churches of the Roman Catholic Communion

The Latin Church, the most common form of Catholicism in Western Europe and North America, is sometimes said to be "the Roman Catholic Church." However, Catholics in full communion with Rome regard all of the above to be particular churches of the Roman Catholic Church.

Describing themselves as Catholic, but not in full communion with the Roman See


Orthodox Christianity

Eastern Orthodox Churches

Greater Eastern Orthodox Communion

(In order of precedence. Indentation indicates autonomy rather than autocephaly)

Other Eastern Orthodox Churches

from Ukrainian Orthodox Church:

Oriental Orthodox Communion


Protestants before Luther


Reformed and Presbyterian Churches

United / Uniting churches


Brethren denominations


(All Baptist associations are congregationalist affiliations for the purpose of cooperation, in which each local church is governmentally independent)

Friends (also called Quakers)


Pietists & Holiness


African Independent Churches

Messianic Judaism

Other movement churches

Anglicans/Episcopal Church



  • General Church of the New Jerusalem
  • The Lord's New Church which is Nova Hierosolyma


  • General Conference of the New Church (England)
  • General Convention of the New Jerusalem (USA)
  • The New Church in Australia


Restoration Movement (Stone-Campbell)

Millerites and Related Groups

  • Sunday Adventists
  • Seventh Day Adventists
  • Church of God Adventists
    • Assembly of God in Christ Jesus
    • Associated Churches, Inc.
    • Associates for Scriptural Knowledge
    • Biblical Church of God
    • Body of Christ Church of God
    • Church of God (Anadarko)
    • Church of God (Jesus Christ the Head) (UNICO)
    • Church of God (O'Brien)
    • Church of God (Philadelphia Era)
    • Church of God (Sabbatarian)
    • Church of God (Seventh Day, Salem, West Virginia)
    • Church of God Evangelical Association
    • Church of God's Truth
    • Church of the Great God
    • Congregation of God, Seventh Day
    • Congregation of God
    • Congregation of Yah
    • Foundation for Biblical Research
    • Foundation of Life Fellowship
    • General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh-Day)
    • General Council of the Churches of God
    • Global Church of God
    • Harmony of Life Fellowship
    • International Church of God (ICG)
    • Philadelphia Church of God
    • Restoration Church of God
    • Seventh-Day Church of God
    • The Eternal Church of God
    • The Pure Truth
    • Triumph Prophetic Ministries (Church of God)
    • Twentieth Century Church of God (Pennsylvania)
    • Twentieth Century Church of God
    • United Biblical Church of God
    • United Church of God
    • United Seventh-Day Brethren
    • Universal Church of God
    • World Insight International
    • Worldwide Church of God
  • Bible Student Groups
    • Back to the Bible Way
    • Christian Believers Conference
    • Christian Bible Students Association
    • Christian Millenial Fellowship
    • Christian Prophets of Jehovah
    • Dawn Bible Students Association
    • Epiphany Bible Students Association
    • Independent Bible Students
    • Laodicean Home Missionary Movement
    • Layman's Home Missionary Movement
    • Lord Our Righteousness (Life Support)
    • Pastoral Bible Institute
    • Philanthropic Assembly
  • Sacred Name Groups
    • Assemblies of YHWHHOSHUA
    • Assemblies of Yah
    • Assemblies of Yahvah
    • Assemblies of Yahweh (Easton Rapids, Michigan)
    • Assemblies of Yahweh
    • Assemblies of the Called Out Ones of Yah
    • Bible Study Association
    • Church of God (Jerusalem)
    • House of Yahweh (Abilene, Texas)
    • House of Yahweh (Odessa, Texas)
    • Missionary Dispensary Bible Research
    • New Life Fellowship
    • Scripture Research Association
    • Workers Together with Elohim
    • Yahweh's Assembly of Messiah
  • Anglo-Israelism
  • Southcottites
    • Israelite House of David
    • Israelite House of David as Reorganized by Mary Purnell
    • Yahweh's New Covenant Assembly
  • Other Adventists
    • Christadelphians
    • Christian Nations - Eagle Warriors
    • Church of God (Reinersten)
    • Kingdom of God on Earth Within Man
    • Remnant Church
    • Restored Israel of Yahweh
    • Shiloh True Light Church of Christ
    • Star of Truth Foundation
    • True Church


* The largest of these churches, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, sometimes called the LDS Church; commonly, but incorrectly called the Mormon Church
** formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or RLDS Church



* Independent Affiliate of the Unitarian Universalist Association

New Thought churches

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Last updated: 09-12-2005 02:39:13