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.
Together with Christians everywhere, we believe in the Holy Trinity - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit: three Persons in One Godhead. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Son of God, conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. We believe that He was Crucified for our sake, that He died and was buried. We believe that He rose again on the third day, that He Ascended into Heaven and that through Him the Holy Spirit was made available to believers. We believe that we are made right with God by His Atoning sacrifice and that salvation is through the Grace of God, by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God. We accept the three historic creeds of Christendom - the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed - as summaries of Christian doctrine.
As a church in the Anglican tradition, we hold to the expressions of faith found in the Book of Common Prayer and the 39 Articles of Religion.
On 8th June 2017 the bishops of the Free Church of England will be hosting a forum to which a wide range of traditionalist Anglicans have been invited. The forum is to be moderated by the Most Revd Foley Beach, Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America. The hope is that a process may be initiated to bring together the hitherto fragmented witness of traditionalist Anglicans in the UK.