Congregational Federation

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Congregational Federation
Congregational Federation Logo.gif
Logo of the Congregational Federation.
Classification Protestant
Orientation Evangelical
Theology Calvinist
Polity Congregationalist
Associations International Congregational Fellowship
Region Great Britain
Origin Formed in 1972 from congregations which did not join the United Reformed Church.
Separated from Congregational Church in England and Wales
Congregations 294 (2014)[1]
Publications The Congregationalist
Official website http://www.congregational.org.uk/

The Congregational Federation is a small Christian denomination in Great Britain comprising just under 300 congregations.[1] The Federation brings together independent churches characterised by a congregationalist church governance and evangelical Calvinist theology. It provides support and guidance to member churches both financially and otherwise.

Formed in 1972 from those Congregational churches which did not enter the union of the Presbyterian Church of England with the Congregational Church in England and Wales (the body that succeeded the Congregational Union of England and Wales in 1966) to form the United Reformed Church. These were joined in 2000 by member churches of the Congregational Union of Scotland that chose not to join their merger with the United Reformed Church.[2]

It is a member of the International Congregational Fellowship,[3] an international network of Congregational churches and their national associations. Some of its churches are also in membership of the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches.

Ecumenical relations[edit]

The Congregational Federation is a member of:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Find a Church". The Congregational Federation. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Introduction". The Congregational Federation. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "International Congregational Fellowship". The Congregational Federation. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Who we work with". The Congregational Federation. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 

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