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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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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London congregation joins alternative Anglican denomination, questions C of E’s ‘theological trajectory’

Jan 26, 2019 by

by Alex Williams, Premier: A vicar in south London has announced his congregation is joining an alternative Anglican denomination as he criticised “hostility to evangelical church planting” during “decades” by his local Church of England diocese. Andy Palmer, who announced that Christ Church Balham is joining the Free Church of England described a “dominance of theological liberalism in the Diocese of Southwark. The senior minister said: “We have made the...

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UK Unity Forum meets

Oct 11, 2017 by

by George Conger, Anglican Ink: Traditionalist Anglicans in the UK are not prepared to accept women priests as a condition of forming an alliance with overseas groups to push back against the changing teaching on Christian marriage. On 5 Oct 2017 the Bishop Primus of the Free Church of England, the Most Rev. John Fenwick the second hosted a gathering of orthodox Anglicans. On 6 June 2017 Bishop Fenwick hosted the first meeting of British Anglicans “representing a range of jurisdictions,...

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Statement from the Bishop Primus following the release of the joint letter to the Anglicans of Great Britain

Jul 19, 2017 by

from the Free Church of England: Some responses to the letter have focussed on the possibility of a new Anglican jurisdiction being formed. In fact there is nothing new about the idea of an alternative Anglican jurisdiction in the British Isles. Such a jurisdiction already exists. The Free Church of England has maintained an orthodox Anglican witness here since the 1840s. There is nothing secret about it. The Church of England has had dialogues with us from time to time and recognises our...

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