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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...

ACNA Orders recognised by Church of England

2nd February 2017 In a statement from the Bishop of Peterborough, Chairman of the Church of England’s Council for Christian Unity, it was announced that the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have recognised the Orders of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA)...

Ordination in Australia

January 2017 In January Bishop Primus visited Australia to spend time with our members out there. In Melbourne he ordained Brendan Wilson to the diaconate on 14th January, then ordained him presbyter the following day. Brendan is pastoring a small group meeting weekly...

Ordination at Oswaldtwistle

23rd October 2016 Mr Anthony Roberts, the Reader at Holy Trinity, Oswaldtwistle, was ordained a Deacon in the Church of God by Bishop John Fenwick on 23rd October. It was a very happy occasion, with a good congregation and shared parish lunch...