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Religion in Wales

The majority religion of Wales is Christianity, with 72 percent of the population declaring themselves as Christian in the 2001 census. The Presbyterian Church of Wales is the largest denomination. It was born out of the Welsh Methodist revival in the 18th century and seceded from the Church of England in 1811.

The Church in Wales, part of the Anglican Communion, is the next largest denomination. It too was part of the Church of England, and was disestablished by the British Government under the Welsh Church Act 1914.

The Roman Catholic Church makes up the next largest denomination at 3 percent of the population. Non-Christian religions are small in Wales, making up less than 2 percent of the population. 18 percent of Welsh people declare no religion.

The patron saint of Wales is Saint David, with St David's Day celebrated annually on March 1.

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