Religion in Cheshire


Religion in Cheshire

Religion in Cheshire, and, in particular, Christianity, has a long history.The boundary of the Church of England Diocese of Chester currently follows most closely the pre-1974 county boundary of Cheshire, so it includes all of Wirral, most of Stockport, and the Cheshire panhandle, that included Tintwistle Rural District council area. [ [http://www.chester.anglican.org/diocese/ Chester Diocese (Church of England).] "Official website". Retrieval Date: 30 September, 2007.] In terms of Roman Catholic church administration, the majority of Cheshire falls into the Roman Catholic Diocese of Shrewsbury. [ [http://www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/index.asp Diocese of Shrewsbury (Roman Catholic).] "Official website". Retrieval Date: 30 September, 2007.]

There is an Islamic organisation in Cheshire called Islamic Forum Cheshire it is affiliated to the Muslim Council of Britain [cite web |url=http://www.mcb.org.uk/affiliates.php |title=MCB Affiliates |accessdate=2008-06-28 |work= |publisher=www.mcb.org.uk |date= ] .

In Cheshire there were Number of Jewish Congregations Some of which were set up by war evacuees [cite web |url=http://www.jewishgen.org/JCR-UK/england_geographic.htm#cheshire |title= Cheshire |accessdate=2008-06-28 |work= |publisher=www.jewishgen.org |date= ] the only remaining is Chester Hebrew Congregation [cite web |url=http://www.jewishgen.org/JCR-UK/Community/chester/index.htm |title=Chester Hebrew Congregation |accessdate=2008-06-28 |work= |publisher=www.jewishgen.org |date= ] . In Cheshire there is also a Jewish Primary School called North Cheshire Jewish Primary School [cite web |url=http://www.ncjps.org.uk/prospectus.htm |title=Prospectus |accessdate=2008-06-28 |work= |publisher=www.ncjps.org.uk |date= ] .

There are a number of Buddhist centres in Cheshire, including Kagyu Buddhism Cheshire [cite web |url=http://www.dechen.org/centres/northwest/cheshire.html |title=Kagyu Buddhism Cheshire |accessdate=2008-06-28 |work= |publisher=www.dechen.org |date= ] , and Odiyana Buddhist Meditation Centre which provides classes in Buddhism throughout the County [cite web |url=http://www.meditationincheshire.org/ |title=Odiyana Buddhist Meditation Centre |accessdate=2008-06-28 |work= |publisher=www.meditationincheshire.org |date= ] .

In Warrington there is a Sikh Gurdwara called Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sikh Temple [cite web |url=http://www.allaboutsikhs.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2418 |title=Gurudwaras in United Kingdom |accessdate=2008-06-28 |work= |publisher= |date= ]

Religious group breakdown

According to the 2001 Census, the religious group breakdown in Cheshire was [cite web | url = http://www.cheshire.gov.uk/equalityanddiversity/religionandethnicityfactsandfigures.htm | title=Religious Group Breakdown | work = Cheshire County Council | accessdate=2008-06-29 | date = 2007-12-06] :

ee also

*List of churches in Cheshire

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