Which church was first established in Ghana?

Which religion came first in Ghana?

Christianity is the largest religion in Ghana, with approximately 71.2% of Ghana’s population being member of various Christian denominations as of 2010 census.

Religion in Ghana.

Affiliation 2000 census 2010 census
Christian 68.8% 71.2%
Pentecostal 24.1% 28.3%
Protestant 18.6% 18.4%
Catholic 15.1% 13.1%

When was the Catholic Church established in Ghana?

Methodism in Ghana

Like the mother church, the Methodist Church in Ghana was established by people of Anglican background. Roman Catholic and Anglican missionaries came to the Gold Coast from the 15th century. A school was established in Cape Coast by the Anglicans during the time of Philip Quaque, a Ghanaian priest.

Which church was the first church?

Tradition holds that the first Gentile church was founded in Antioch, Acts 11:20–21, where it is recorded that the disciples of Jesus Christ were first called Christians (Acts 11:26). It was from Antioch that St. Paul started on his missionary journeys.

Who introduced Christianity to Ghana?

Christian activity dates from the arrival of the Portuguese on the coast in 1471, but RCs were a small minority when the Dutch took over the Portuguese interests in 1642. Sustained missionary work began when the Swiss-based Basel Mission entered the Danish trading sector in 1828. Other missions followed.

Who brought Christianity to Africa?

In the 15th century Christianity came to Sub-Saharan Africa with the arrival of the Portuguese. In the South of the continent the Dutch founded the beginnings of the Dutch Reform Church in 1652.

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When was the Catholic church first established?