Barnstable County, MA Religion


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Barnstable County in Massachusetts is home to a diverse range of religious congregations representing several different faiths. The county includes churches, synagogues and mosques that span from Provincetown in the north to Sandwich in the south. Notable among these are the Unitarian Universalist Church of Barnstable Village, the Federated Church of Hyannis and St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Buzzards Bay. Many of these congregations offer services and programs throughout the year for their members. In addition, many of them reach out to those who may not have a religious affiliation by offering community outreach programs and services such as food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and even recovery programs for individuals suffering from addiction or family crisis. These churches provide an important service to the residents of Barnstable by creating a sense of community togetherness and belonging within their particular faith group.

53.0% of the people in Barnstable County are religious:
- 0.7% are Baptist
- 2.5% are Episcopalian
- 40.1% are Catholic
- 0.6% are Lutheran
- 2.6% are Methodist
- 0.8% are Pentecostal
- 2.2% are Presbyterian
- 0.4% are Church of Jesus Christ
- 1.3% are another Christian faith
- 0.8% are Judaism
- 0.1% are an eastern faith
- 0.3% affilitates with Islam

According to some estimates, there are roughly 4,200 religions in the world.
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