They are Wesleyans or Roman Catholics.
The Church of England claims as adherents 39% of the population, and the Roman Catholic Church 22%; next in numerical strength are the Wesleyans and other Methodists, numbering 12% i the various branches of the Presbyterians 11%, Congregationalists 2%, and Baptists 2%.
There are five churches in Tonga - the Free Wesleyans, embracing the great majority of the inhabitants, Wesleyans, Roman Catholics, and Seventh Day Adventists.
All these figures are exclusive of natives, of whom the churches named - notably the Anglicans and Wesleyans - have many converts.
The permanent chaplains may be Church of England, Roman Catholic, or Presbyterian; Wesleyans (if they prefer not to accept commissions) may be appointed Acting Chaplains.
The Wesleyans have a high school, a theological college, and other educative agencies.
Missions are maintained in Ning-po by the Roman Catholic church, by the Church Missionary Society (1848), the American Presbyterians, the Reformed Wesleyans, the China Inland Mission (1857), &c. A mission hospital was instituted in 1843.
On the islands New Pomerania and Mioko only two trading firms had their establishments; and on New Lauenburg the Wesleyans had a mission station.
The Wesleyans number nearly4% of the inhabitants.
The Dutch Reformed Church had the largest number (21,272) of converts among the natives, the Wesleyans coming next.
In the meantime another party of emigrants had settled at Thaba'nchu, where the Wesleyans had a mission station for the Barolong.
The Roman Catholics, the London Missionary Society and the Wesleyans have all missions in the town; and there are two missionary hospitals.
In British New Guinea, the south-east portion of the island, the London Mission (1871), the Australian Wesleyans (1892) and the Anglican Church of Australia (1892), have arranged a friendly division of the field and met with gratifying success.
When the Wesleyans came in 1821 the way had been prepared, and soon after, led by their king, George, the people turned to the new faith.
In 1814 the Wesleyans began work among the Namaquas and Hottentots, and afterwards went into Kaffraria, Bechuanaland and Natal.
The Church Missionary Society came in 1804 and has worked heroically and successfully, though the largest mission now is that of the Wesleyans, who came in 1811, settling first at Sierra Leone.
East coast, established a mission in Orissa in i 82 r which soon bore fruit; the Wesleyans were in Ceylon, Mysore and the Kaveri valley, the London Missionary Society at the great military centres Madras, Bangalore and Bellary, agents of the American Board at Ahmednagar 4nd other parts of the Mahratta country around Bombay.
There are many Christian converts (chiefly Anglicans and Wesleyans) and Muslims. In the Northern areas are some Muslim tribes, as for instance the Susu.
The South Africans of British descent are divided, mainly, into Anglicans, Wesleyans and Presbyterians.
Next in order came the Wesleyans and the Glasgow Missionary Society (Presbyterian), the last-named society founding in 1824 the station of Lovedale - now the most important institution in South Africa in connexion with native missions.
Since the granting of religious liberty evangelical churches have been built by the Presbyterians, Wesleyans, French, Germans and Italians.
Antigua is the see of a bishop of the Church of England, the members of which predominate here, but Moravians and Wesleyans are numerous.
The Wesleyans have also a secondary and a technical school.
The Anglicans, Wesleyans and Roman Catholics have numerous converts.
Otherwise the doctrines and order of the Connexion were the same as those of the Wesleyans._ At the time of the union with the Bible Christians and the United Methodist Free Church in 1907 the Methodist New Connexion had some 250 ministers and 45,000 members.
Roman Catholics; Wesleyans number nearly 16 per cent., and Presbyterians about 62 per cent.