Religious Groups and Places of Worship

Religion in Canada encompasses a wide range of groups and beliefs.

Having a place of worship can be both spiritual and cultural.

Christianity has been the dominant religion in NL since the arrival of European colonists in the 16th century. There is a whole spectrum of Christian denominations represented in the province. However, with more newcomers to Canada settling in NL, there is a broader diversity of organized religious groups present.

With rural populations declining in numbers, and less people regularly attending religious services, many communities have difficulty maintaining their churches. Some of the buildings had to be torn down. Some have been decommissioned, restored through community or private efforts and turned into concert and theatre venues, or homes.

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Faith-Based Organizations

Multicultural Organizations

The following is a list of multicultural organizations and cultural associations. Connecting with these organizations may connect you to newcomers in the region:

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