collective memory of an oppressive church. It’s our way of
correcting the past.”
Bergeron though is adamantly hopeful for the future. “We
are seeing more interdenominational partnerships than ever
before. Churches are opening up towards one another and
working together. And there is a resurgence of new leadership
amongst young people.” He hopes that little by little Evangel-
icalism in Quebec will step out of the shadows and be more
accepted by mainstream culture.
“Fifty years ago many Evangelicals were not even permitted to be military chaplains in Quebec. That has changed.
And there are a number of community organizations run
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Quebec included roughly 190,000 Evangelicals and another 157,000 “mainline” Protestants, according to 2009 statistics. (Evangelicals
were defined as those who attend Baptist, Pentecostal, Mennonite, Salvation Army, etc., churches.)
Those 2009 statistics totalled 580 french-speaking Protestant congregations (56%) and
438 English-speaking. In comparison roughly 79%
of Quebecers spoke french, 8% English and 12%
predominantly spoke another language in 2006.
Among the Protestant denominations active
in the province of Quebec today, the biggest are
generally familiar names (see graph at right).
Sources: Top 15 list: Répertoire Chrétien (Christian
Direction, 2013) and denominational websites.
Statistics from 2009: Jason Zuidema, ed., History
of French-Speaking Protestantism in Quebec, Brill,
2011. Statistics from 2006: Jean-Pierre Corbeil, Brigitte Chavez and Daniel Pereira, Portrait of Official-Language Minorities in Canada – Anglophones in
Quebec, Statistics Canada, 2010.
1. Non-affiliated churches
2. anglican church of canada
3. pentecostal assemblies of canada
4. Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist churches
5. united church of canada
6. christian Brethren
7. canadian National Baptist convention
8. independent assemblies of god
9. presbyterian church in canada
10. christian & Missionary alliance
11. church of god in canada
12. union d’Églises baptistes francophones du canada*
13. association chrétienne pour la francophonie
14. associated gospel churches of canada
15. Baptist convention of Ontario and Quebec*
* BCo Q and UEB are related groups.
Quebec churches by the Numbers
0 20 40 60 80 100 120
n English/other language