United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is a collection of islands in northwestern Europe. England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland together make up Great Britain. The United Kingdom is separated from mainland Europe by the English Channel, but the two are connected by the Channel Tunnel, which opened in 1994.


Population: 63 million (2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: English - 83.6%, Scottish - 8.6%, Welsh - 4.9%, Northern Irish 2.9%) 92.1%, black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, mixed 1.2%, other 1.6%
Languages: English
Religions: Christian (Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) - 71.6%, Muslim - 2.7%, Hindu - 1%, other - 1.6%, unspecified or none - 23.1%


British Population:
In Canada: 6,509,500
In the GTA: 777,115

Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
King, Caledon, East Gwillimbury, New Market, Aurora, Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville, Mississauga, Uxbridge, Gergina, Pickering, Ajax, City of Toronto

Although the UK lost its place as the world's top power after World War II, it continues to have a significant amount of international influence due to its political and cultural power. The UK has hit quite hard by the recent economic recession beginning in 2008. The UK has been Christian for centuries, but religious expression is being threatened by pluralism. Indeed, the media and public are increasingly marginalizing Christianity. The Church of England (Anglican) is recognized as the Established Church in England. The Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) is recognized in Scotland. Freedom of religion exists.

Map of Services and Churches in the GTA: 

Social and Settlement Services in the GTA


Churches in the GTA

The Peoples Church
374 Sheppard Avenue East
Toronto, ON
M2N 3B6
Phone: 416-222-3241


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