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“Holding Fast the Faithful Word” Titus 1:9

90th Anniversary Union Celebrations

10th June 2017 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...

Southern Diocese joins GAFCON

11th March 2017 At its meeting on 11th March, the Synod of the Southern Diocese of the Free Church of England voted to affiliate with GAFCON UK, the follow up to the Global Anglican Future Conference held in Jerusalem in 2008. The Northern Diocese had already done so...

Northern Clergy Conference and Synod

9th – 11th March 2017 The Revd Dr Peter Sanlon, Vicar of St Mark’s, Tunbridge Wells, was the guest speaker at the March Clergy Conference. Dr Sanlon has been much involved in recent attempts to defend orthodox, biblical teaching in the Church of England and sees many...

Retirement of the Revd John Taylor

15th February 2017 After 17 years as Presbyter-in-Charge of Holy Trinity, Oswaldtwistle, the Revd John Taylor retired on 15th February. The occasion was marked by a service of Holy Communion at which Bishop John Fenwick preached. The Bishop then chaired the Annual...