A List of the Most Common Names for Episcopal Churches

A List of the Most Common Names for Episcopal Churches

Compiled by Fr. Chris Yaw, Associate Rector,

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Battle Creek, Michigan with help from www.theredbook.org

 

What follows is an unscientific accounting of the 121 most common words found in the names of Episcopal parishes. There are approximately 7,500 Episcopal churches. Many parishes have more than one name in their title, such as Trinity and St. Philip or St. John the Divine. In cases such as the former, this counts as two designations, one for Trinity and one for St. Philip. In the latter case, the Divine is simply dropped and this parish is counted as St. John. In the case of the word Christ this includes parishes named Christ Church and Christ Episcopal Church etc. Please note multiple listings for similar words, ie. Our Saviour and Our Savior, also St. Ann and St. Anne. Please feel free to contact me with any corrections or questions at chris@stthomasbc.org.

 

Ranking Parish Name Number of Parishes

 

1.                  Christ 527

2.                  St. John 524

3.                  Trinity 520

4.                  St. Paul 488

5.                  St. Andrew 311

6.                  Grace 281

7.                  St. James 276

8.                  St. Luke 261

9.                  St. Mark 244

10.              All Saints 237

11.              St. Peter 210

12.              St. Mary 206

13.              St. Stephen 173

14.              Good Shepherd 170

15.              St. Thomas 149

16.              Chapel 146

17.              St. Michael 128

18.              St. Matthew 123

19.              St. George 101

20.              St. Francis 95

21.              St. Alban 92

22.              Ascension 91

23.              Epiphany 91

24.              Emmanuel 89

25.              St. Philip 85

26.              St. Barnabas 77

27.              Calvary 75

28.              Cross 71

29.              Redeemer 70

30.              St. Martin 68

31.              Memorial 66

32.              St. David 66

33.              St. Timothy 66

34.              St. Christopher 64

35.              St. Ann 63

36.              Holy Spirit 60

37.              St. Augustine 55

38.              Nativity 54

39.              All Angels 50

40.              Resurrection 48

41.              Our Saviour 45

42.              St. Anne 43

43.              Advent 42

44.              St. Bartholomew 41

45.              Transfiguration 40

46.              Matthias 35

47.              St. Margaret 33

48.              St. Joseph 32

49.              St. Elizabeth 31

50.              Christ the King 31

51.              Incarnation 30

52.              St. Patrick 30

53.              Messiah 28

54.              Apostles 27

55.              Holy Comforter 25

56.              St. Jude 22

57.              Holy Family 22

58.              St. Dunstan 21

59.              Zion 21

60.              Holy Innocent 20

61.              St. Aidan 20

62.              St. Nicholas 20

63.              Holy Communion 20

64.              All Souls 19

65.              St. Simon 19

66.              Samaritan 18

67.              St. Columba 16

68.              St. Gabriel 16

69.              Atonement ` 15

70.              Faith 14

71.              San Juan 13

72.              St. Bede 13

73.              St. Cyprian 13

74.              St. Agnes 12

75.              Immanuel 12

76.              Annunciation 11

77.              Peace 11

78.              Jesus 11

79.              St. Edward 11

80.              St. Gregory 10

81.              Mediator 10

82.              St. Ambrose 9

83.              St. Clare 9

84.              Our Savior 9

85.              St. Martha 8

86.              St. Anselm 8

87.              St. Mary Magdalene 8

88.              Santa Maria 8

89.              St. Boniface 7

90.              Hope 6

91.              Jerusalem 6

92.              St. Catherine 6

93.              St. Helen(a) 6

94.              St. Monica 6

95.              St. Benedict 6

96.              St. Edmund 6

97.              Intercession 5

98.              St. Cuthbert 5

99.              St. Charles 5

100.          St. Richard 5

101.          Reconciliation 4

102.          San Jose 4

103.          St. Phillip 4

104.          St. Bernard 4

105.          St. Hilda 4

106.          St. Simeon 4

107.          Bethany 3

108.          Falls 3

109.          Lord 3

110.          St. Chad 3

111.          St. Hilary 3

112.          St. Katherine 3

113.          Asaph 2

114.          Blessed Sacrament 2

115.          Creator 2

116.          Crucifixion 2

117.          Holy Name 2

118.          Love (Beloved) 2

119.          St. Ignatius 2

120.          St. Teresa 2

121.          St. Theodore 2


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