Brian Clarke & Stuart Macdonald



Working papers on research on the Church in Canada

Since 2003 we have been working together on a project looking at the changing face of religion, in particular Christianity, in Canada.

We have presented our research and published two academic articles (see below). We are also writing a book studying these changes.

This webpage has been designed to allow access to several working papers we have written which contain detailed information on changes within specific Christian denominations.

Click on the links for a pdf version of our research:

Anglican Church of Canada


Presbyterian Church in Canada


United Church of Canada



Christian Reformed Church

We are interested in studying data from other denominations. Those who can provide such data are invited to contact us, with our thanks.


“Simply ‘Christian’: Canada’s newest major religious denomination,” Toronto Journal of Theology (23/2), 2007

“How are Canada’s Five Largest Protestant Denomination’s Faring?” - Studies in Religion - forthcoming

Contact information:

Brian Clarke       

Stuart Macdonald

The Centre for Clergy Care and

Congregational Health