English in United Kingdom



Population

44,151,000

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The English are a Germanic people who enterd Great Britain over 1500 years ago from Central Europe. Due to repeated conquests (Vikings, Norman French), mixing with the Celtic inhabitants of Britain, and acquisition of a large empire in the 17th-20th centuries, the English are ethnically quite diverse. England was a major power that created the most widely-spread colonial empire on the globe, which is now relinquished. England, as part of the U.K., maintains a great cultural influence throughout the world; the English language is a second language for many in the former empire and beyond.


Where are they Located?

The English are found mainly in the United Kingdom and its remaining possessions (e.g. Bermuda, Gibraltar, Caribbean islands, etc), and also in many other nations around the world, as well as many of English descent in the United States, Canada, Australia, etc.


What are Their Lives Like?

Millions of English live in large cities (London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, etc.) but also in small towns and country villages. Most live at a "First World" level in comfortable homes with sufficient employment, entertainment and access to all aspects of modern life.


What are Their Beliefs?

Though nominally a Christian nation, with a great Christian heritage, most English are secularized. It is stated that more people in England attend mosque (due to a large influx of Muslims from former colonial areas since 1960) than church, and there is validity to this claim. England is an example of a post-Christian culture, though the Church is stronger here than on much of the European continent. The English are susceptible, like other secularized populations, to a wide range of beliefs from astrology to Buddhism, though in the main they are likely materialistic, practical atheists.


What are Their Needs?

The English have gone from overweening imperial pride to industrial melancholy and malaise. Their nation once sent out Christian missionaries to all parts of the earth, and was shaped by successive Evangelical Revivals in the 18th and 19th century. A new Revival is needed to reshape the character of the English.


Prayer Points

* Pray for revival by the power of the Word preached.
* Pray that revival will spread thought England and give new purpose to many who are living aimlessly.
* Pray that the English will recapture the spirit and resources they once used to evangelize much of the world and send out missionaries again.
* Pray that Christians in England will be boldly filled with the Holy Spirit and will speak out against the ills of their society, and for the cause of Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Church in England will become an example of ethnic harmony and diversity as it welcomes people from non-English backgrounds now living in the U.K.


Profile Source:   Thomas Watch  

People Name General British
People Name in Country English
Population in United Kingdom 44,151,000
World Population 49,669,000
Countries 117
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Anglophones, Scot, Scottish, White
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Anglo-Celt
People Name General British
Ethnic Code CEW19
People ID 11140

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
English (44,151,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
English 44,151,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1530-1995)
New Testament Yes   (1380-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1382-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Good Seed Evangelistic Materials
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in English
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Walk with Jesus (Africa, JFP)
General Four Spiritual Laws
Scripture Bible Gateway Scripture
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture Download scripture text

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.90 %)
60.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
39.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
79.0 %
Independent
2.0 %
Orthodox
2.0 %
Other Christian
4.0 %
Protestant
5.0 %
Roman Catholic
8.0 %
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Profile Source: Thomas Watch  
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