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Facts and Statistics

Canada-Newfoundland

748

Total Church Membership

3

Congregations

2

Family History Centers

Canada-Newfoundland

The St. John's Branch (a small congregation) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was created in 1957, and through the next decade it grew to 92 members. Other branches in the province include Cornerbook and Gander. About half of the converts to the Church in this area are immigrants, often from Eastern European countries. While Church members in the area continue to practice their faith, unemployment and economic difficulties hamper increasing their numbers.

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Canada

190,265

Total Church Membership

7

Missions

479

Congregations

8

Temples

165

Family History Centers

Canada

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Joseph Smith, Sr. and his son, Don Carlos (the father and brother of Joseph Smith Jr.) preached in several Canadian towns and hamlets north of the St. Lawrence River in September 1830. The Canadian settlements were only a day or two’s journey from Palmyra, New York, and Kirtland, Ohio, and several converts were eager to share their new religion with relatives north of the border.

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Between 1830 and 1850, some 2,500 Canadians joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, mostly in Upper Canada but also in the southern English-speaking townships of Lower Canada (Quebec), New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

The first known Latter-day Saints to enter what is now Alberta were Simeon F. Allen and his son Heber S. Allen of Hyrum, Utah, who contracted work in 1883 on the Canadian Pacific Railroad between Medicine Hat and Calgary. They were joined by other saints from Utah working on the contract.

A few years later in 1886, Cache Stake President Charles O. Card received permission from Church President John Taylor to investigate colonizing opportunities in southwestern Canada.

Today, more than 182,000 Latter-day Saints are spread throughout 480 congregations in Canada.

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North America
  • Members in North America | 8,689,209
  • Congregations | 17,600
  • Missions | 157
  • Temples | 95
  • Family History Centers | 2,317
Worldwide
  • Total Membership | 14,782,473
  • Missions | 347
  • Missionaries | 58,990
  • Missionary Training Centers | 15
  • Temples | 141
  • Congregations | 29,014
  • Universities & Colleges | 4
  • Seminary Students Enrollment | 391,680
  • Institute Students Enrollment | 352,488
  • Family History Centers | 4,689
  • Countries with Family History Centers | 128
  • Church Materials Languages | 177
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