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United Kingdom

Facts about United Kingdom

Population: 73.30 million
Area: 242,495 km2
Capital: London
Currency: Pound/Euro
People: Anglo-Saxon/ Celtic British 76%, Irish 10%, Asian 7%, Other European 3%, African-Caribbean 2%, Other 2%
Main Languages: English, Gaelic, Welsh
Religion: Christianity 59.5%, No religion 25.7%, Islam 4.4%, Hinduism 1.3%, Sikhism 0.7%, Judaism 0.4%, Buddhism 0.4%, Other 0.4%, No stated 7.2%

Geography and climate

The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-­eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands within the British Isles. Northern Ireland shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland. Otherwise, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea separates Great Britain and Ireland. Most of the United Kingdom has a temperate climate, with generally cool temperatures and plentiful rainfall all year round. Most of the country consists of lowland terrain, with more upland and some mountainous terrain northwest of the Tees-Exe line; including the Lake District, the Pennines, Exmoor and Dartmoor. The main rivers and estuaries are the Thames, Severn and the Humber.

Politics and economics

The United Kingdom consists of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in north-western Europe, off the north-­western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom is a unitary parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. The monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has reigned since 1952. Other than England, the constituent countries have their own devolved governments, each with varying powers. The United Kingdom has the world's fifth-largest economy by nominal gross domestic product (GDP), and the tenth-largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). It has a high-income economy and a very high human development index rating, ranking 13th in the world. The UK became the world's first industrialised country and was the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries.Today the UK remains one of the world's great powers, with considerable economic, cultural, military, scientific, technological and political influence internationally.

People and society

Historically, indigenous British people were thought to be descended from the various ethnic groups that settled there before the 12th century: the Celts, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Norse and the Normans. Welsh people could be the oldest ethnic group in the UK. The UK has a history of non-white immigration with Liverpool having the oldest Black population in the country dating back to at least the 1730s during the period of the African slave trade. It also has the oldest Chinese community in Europe, dating to the arrival of Chinese seamen in the 19th century. Since 1948 substantial immigration from Africa, the Caribbean and South Asia has been a legacy of ties forged by the British Empire. The culture of the United Kingdom has been influenced by many factors including: the nation's island status; its history as a western liberal democracy and a major power; as well as being a political union of four countries with each preserving elements of distinctive traditions, customs and symbolism.

Religion and the church

Forms of Christianity have dominated religious life in what is now the United Kingdom for over 1,400 years. The Church of England is the established church in England. It retains a representation in the UK Parliament and the British monarch is its Supreme Governor. Although a majority of citizens still identify with Christianity in many surveys, regular church attendance has fallen dramatically since the middle of the 20th century, while immigration and demographic change have contributed to the growth of other faiths, most notably Islam. This has led some commentators to variously describe the UK as a multi-faith, secularised, or post-Christian society.
One of our offices is here. We have members in Latin America sent from churches in United Kingdom and Latin Americans sent to serve here. With ongoing change, both inside and outside the church, our role to mobilise people for God’s mission remains paramount. Our priority is to mobilise more people and churches into mission. Pray for us as we seek to engage more effectively with more churches and to connect with people that God is calling to serve in Latin America. Pray too that more people would follow God to serve in Europe and that we would be ready to receive them.

Meet our team in United Kingdom

Mission opportunities in United Kingdom

The opportunities are great for more gospel workers in Britain and Ireland, and there is a constant need to use our resources wisely as we promote the openings God has given us. To find out more about mission in United Kingdom, please browse our opportunities or contact us.


UK, Various locations

Support a church in the UK to reach their community. Apoyar a una iglesia en el Reino Unido a alcanzar a su comunidad.


UK, Various locations

Work with a local church in the UK, in reaching out to refugee and migrant communities. Trabajar con una iglesia local in el Reino Unido, en alcanzar a los refugiados

Church development

UK, Various locations

Support a local church in the UK, to reach out to young people and children. Apoyar a una iglesia local en el Reino Unido a alcanzar a jovenes y niños.

Church development

UK, Southampton

Participar en el programa 'Transform' de la iglesia Above Bar en Southampton, que incluye capacitación, y trabajo en una variedad de actividades y ministerios en la iglesia. Take part in


UK, Various locations

Puedes trabajar con Friends International, en el Reino Unido, a alcanzar a estudiantes internacionales a través de hospitalidad, amistad, grupos de estudios bíblicos y actividades evangelisticas. Work with Friends International,