List of Christian denominations

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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.

This is not a complete list, but aims to provide a general background of the many denominations of Christianity, whose branches are collectively referred to as Christendom. Some links may not also be available, pointing to non-existent pages in the Wikipedia encyclopedia, since no articles have been defined for them. There are approximately 250+ branches listed here.



Churches of the 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 Catholic Church.

Churches closely related to, but not in full communion with, the Catholic Church


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





Restoration Movement (Stone-Campbell)

Millerites and Related Groups

Mormonism/Latter Day Saints

* 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

External links

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