Northern Clergy Conference and Synod

Mission and church-planting in the 21st Century

The Revd Dr Peter Sanlon, Vicar of St Mark’s, Tunbridge Wells, was the guest speaker at the March Clergy Conference of the Southern Diocese. Dr Sanlon has been much involved in recent attempts to defend orthodox, biblical teaching in the Church of England and sees many parallels between the present situation and that which led to the formation of the Free Church of England and Reformed Episcopal Church. At Synod Dr Sanlon shared suggestions for funding new congregations and stipends in partnerships between Churches.

The Free Church of England has a clear commitment to reach this generation with the gospel of Jesus Christ through the existing churches and planting new healthy churches that reach out to all people with the love and grace of the Lord.


God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you. Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies.

George Whitefield

It is also our apostolic mission to enable all our people to develop into effective ambassadors of Christ in the Church and in the world.

Bishop John Fenwick

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham