The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 41
Churches and Chapels
Churches and Chapels.
46. The buildings used for public worship throughout Victoria in 1878 numbered 2815, of which 1585 were regular churches and chapels, 425 schoolhouses, and 805 public or private buildings. The approximate number of services performed during the year was 226,343; the number of persons for whom accommodation was provided was 420,051; and the number usually attending at the principal weekly services was 293,772. Of the whole number of buildings used for religious worship, 485 belonged to the Church of England, 454 to the Roman Catholics, 677 to the Presbyterians, 828 to the Wesleyans, 93 to the Independents, 78 to the Baptists, 101 to the Bible Christians, 90 to other Christians, 7 to the Jews, and 2 to other sects.