The official religion of England is Christianity, as practised by the Church of England (Anglican). The Church in Wales is also Anglican. In Scotland the official Church is the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. Other Christians include the Roman Catholics and the Methodists.
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.
The Queen is head 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.
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