From the Church of England to Free Church of England: Julian Mann on why he switched denominations after 23 years

Jan 23, 2020 by

from Christian Today: Julian Mann was a vicar in the Church of England for 23 years before deciding last year to join the Free Church of England instead. He talks about what he feels has changed about the Church he served for over two decades and what he believes the future might hold for evangelicals who have decided, for now, to remain within its fold.  CT: You left the Church of England after 23 years. Prior to that, you were an outspoken critic of the way it was approaching marriage and...

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Why I Joined the Free Church of England

Sep 27, 2019 by

Interview with Julian Mann, Virtueonline: Julian, you started training for ordination in the Church of England in 1993 at Oak Hill College in north London and then you were ordained in 1996 in Chester Diocese. What was it that attracted you about ordained ministry in the Church of England at the time? In the early ‘90s when I was in my mid-20s, my wife and I were attending a lively Anglican evangelical church in Sevenoaks, St Nicholas, whilst I was working as a reporter for a retail trade...

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Clergy respond to William Taylor call to remain in the Church of England

Jul 25, 2019 by

William Taylor’s presentation was posted here. Responses by Peter Sanlon and Julian Mann: 1. Do denominations matter to Anglicans? A Free Church response to an Evangelical CoE argument, by Peter Sanlon, Anglican Ink. A few initial reflections from a Free Church of England rector in Tunbridge Wells on the presentation from the Church of England rector in Bishopsgate: William gives a concise and hard hitting summary of the decline of orthodoxy in the established church. Whereas many are...

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New Free Church of England Minister

Jun 29, 2019 by

by Bishop John Fenwick, Free Church of England website: I am delighted to announce that the Revd Julian Mann has accepted my invitation to become the new Minister of Emmanuel Church, Morecambe, Lancashire. Julian is currently the Vicar of the Parish Church of the Ascension Oughtibridge in the Diocese of Sheffield, where he has served for eighteen years. His ministry has been noted for Biblical teaching, evangelism and work with young families. He has degrees in Modern Languages and Theology...

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An example of ‘good separation’ as new Anglican church is established outside the C of E

Apr 30, 2019 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. For many faithful members of the Church of England, Christian experience is defined almost entirely by the local fellowship. The weeks just before and after Easter constitute the season for Annual Meetings in parishes and congregations. These deal with issues of finance and buildings, but many churches will also use them as an opportunity for a spiritual audit, looking at setbacks and successes over the past year, and putting forward strategies and vision...

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Announcement regarding Rev Dr Peter Sanlon

Feb 20, 2019 by

from the Diocese of Rochester: It has been announced today (Sunday 17 February) that Peter Sanlon will be stepping down as vicar of St. Mark’s Church in Tunbridge Wells. This is so that he can be received into the Free Church of England, as Rector of Emmanuel Church, Tunbridge Wells. His last service at St. Mark’s will be on Easter Sunday. The Free Church of England is a Christian church in the Anglican tradition, committed to the authority of the Bible as the inspired Word of God; it is a...

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