Welcome to the Official Website

of the

The Evangelical Connexion

of the

Free Church of England

otherwise called The Reformed Episcopal Church

"That in all things Christ might have the preeminence"  

Colossians 1:18

 
  Framework of Reference for Covenanting Churches

Declaration of Principles

Agenda for Renewal

Where We Stand

Where We Are Going

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We are:

Biblical - Believing in the inspired Word of God as our sole rule of faith and practice.

(The Free Church of England, otherwise called The Reformed Episcopal Church, holding “the faith once delivered to the saints,” declares its belief in the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the Word of God, and the sole Rule of Faith and Practice. . . - Statement 1 of the Declaration of Principles)

Episcopal - Led by bishops in the historic line, but whose authority comes through the selection by God's people, under God's Providence, and not through "Apostolic Succession".

(This church recognises and adheres to Episcopacy, not as of Divine right, but as a very ancient and desirable form of Church polity. . . - Statement 2 of the Declaration of Principles)

Liturgical - Careful in our worship of Almighty God using liturgies based in Scripture, relevant to the needs of the worshipper, and free of any "high church" adornments.  Our liturgical services are designed to focus only on Him, and not the worship leader or attempts to "entertain".

(This Church, retaining a Liturgy which shall not be repressive of freedom in prayer, accepts the Book of Common Prayer, as it was received, prepared, and recommended for use by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, A.D. 1785, reserving full liberty to alter, abridge, enlarge, and amend the same, as may seem most conducive to the edification of the people. - Statement 3 of the Declaration of Principles

 

AND

 

In accordance with the liberty given in Article 3 of the above Declaration of Principles, this Church accepts the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England, with such revisions as shall exclude sacerdotal doctrines and practices. Statement of the Declaration of Principles)

Reformed - We hold fast to the Doctrines of Grace as God's way of redeeming lost sinners. As such we maintain a line of evangelical, low church witness to the great truths of the Bible that is rooted in the English Reformation.

(The Free Church of England, otherwise call The Reformed Episcopal Church, holding “the faith once delivered to the saints,” declares its belief . . . in the Doctrines of Grace substantially as they are set forth in the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion. . . - Statement 1 of the Declaration of Principles)

We bid you welcome in Christ's Name.  Please use the links on the left to learn more of us and feel free to send comments or questions via the contact link.

 
   

 

 

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