Welcome to the Free Church of England.
It is the goal of The Free Church of England, to be a branch of the Holy Catholic Church that is Evangelical in zeal for the primacy of the Scriptures and the proclamation of the Gospel, Catholic in the expression of “the faith once delivered to the saints” and orthodox in doctrine and morals. We stand in the Anglican tradition and our worship is based on the historic liturgies of the Church of England.
It is also our apostolic mission, through a well balanced approach to Christian formation, to enable all our people, ordained and lay, and especially our children and young people, to develop into effective ambassadors of Christ in the Church and in the world.
We are committed by our constitution to seek and maintain communion with other Churches and therefore it is our firm desire to seek full sacramental communion and visible unity with other Christians who worship God as Trinity and who hold the Catholic and Apostolic Faith revealed in the Scriptures.
In these times of realignment among Christians in the UK and globally our mission is to offer a home for all orthodox Christians (of Anglican or other backgrounds) who hold “that which was believed everywhere, always, and by all” (Vincent of Lerins), and, by a ministry of Word and Sacrament, to equip them to live and witness for Christ.
On 10th June 2017 the Free Church of England will be holding a special thanksgiving service to mark the 90th anniversary of the union of the original Free Church of England (whose first congregations were formed in 1844 and came together under a common constitution and episcopate in 1863) with the UK branch of the Reformed Episcopal Church (founded in the USA in 1873 with its first UK congregations in 1878). The service will be held in Christ Church, Liscard, Wallasey where the 1927 union actually took place. The preacher is to be the Right Revd Michael Nazir-Ali, former Bishop of Rochester. Representatives from a range of Churches and organisations have been invited to join FCE members from around the world.