Britain is a multi-faith society having a history of multiculturalism dating back hundreds of years.
Joining your local churches, temples and faith centres are FREE for all! Let us explain the different religions and faith in the UK and sharing some experience in finding your local churches and faith centres.
What faiths are represented in the UK?
UK’s official religion is Christianity.
All churches of all denominations can be found throughout the UK.
2011 Census data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
2021 Census data has not been released yet!
England and Wales
2011 Census data:
How to find your local church?
When you know where you have settled, you can then go on the Internet and search for your local faith centre, temple and church.
Most churches, temples and faith centres have their own website for you to find out the date and time of the services.
The son is attending a Church of England school
The family is regularly attending the praying services at the chapel of the school
They met other students’ parents and local people who come to the school chapel weekly as their regular worship place
之後，他被邀請在彌撒時幫忙派發餅 (聖體) 和酒 (聖血)
A Catholic has moved and settled in a new town
He went on the Internet to search for his local Catholic church
At the end of the each Mass service, Father (the priest) will be standing by the door to meet and greet the people who attended the Mass service.
He was greeted and recognised by the Father as a new resident of the local area
He was then invited to help with some of the Mass services such as giving out Holy Bread and Holy Wine
The above two experiences show it is easy to find your local church and faith centre.
Some churches will send out leaflets to invite everyone in the neighbourhood for a Christmas lunch, even if you are not a faith believer!
They are always very welcoming and friendly and you will be able to integrate very easily!