Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales

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The Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales (EPCEW) is a reformed and conservative evangelical denomination in England and Wales.

History[edit]

In 1986, a presbyterian conference was held in a Free Church of Scotland chapel in London, where a vision of a new Presbyterian denomination in England was proposed, which was to be faithful to Scripture and adhere to the Westminster Confession. As a consequence, the Presbyterian Association in England was formed in 1987 from several small Christian groups and existing congregations with efforts at church planting following. In 1991, an interim Presbytery was formed with congregations in Blackburn, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Durham and Hull to work towards the establishment of the new denomination. This came to fruition in 1996, taking the name, Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales. [1] In 2000, two congregations in Cardiff, Immanuel and Bethel, were accepted into communion. [2] [3]

International organisations[edit]

Along with the Free Church of Scotland and the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing), the denomination is one of the three members of the International Conference of Reformed Churches from Great Britain, [4] and one of seven European Christian denominations who founded the European Conference of Reformed Churches. [5]

Congregations[edit]

As of 2014, the denomination has fifteen congregations at: [6]

Publications[edit]

The denomination publishes The Presbyterian Network in Spring and Autumn with theological and pastoral articles and news from its congregations. [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.epcew.org.uk/about.html Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales - About
  2. ^ http://christianquoter.blogspot.hu/2010/06/presbyterianism-in-england-today-part-3.html Christian Quoter - Presbyterianism in England Today (Part 3)
  3. ^ http://heidelblog.net/2012/09/there-are-presbyterians-in-england-and-theyre-having-a-conference/ The Heidelblog - There Are Presbyterians in England and They’re Having a Conference
  4. ^ http://www.icrconline.com/members.html International Conference of Reformed Churches - Churches in Membership
  5. ^ http://www.eucrc.org/index.php/members/list-of-members European Conference of Reformed Churches - Member Churches
  6. ^ http://www.epcew.org.uk/congregations.html Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales - Congregations
  7. ^ http://www.bse-pc.org/welcome.htm Bury St Edmunds Presbyterian Church
  8. ^ http://www.cambridgepres.org.uk/ Cambridge Presbyterian Church
  9. ^ http://www.bethelpcr.org.uk Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cardiff
  10. ^ http://www.immanuelcaerau.org.uk/ Immanuel Presbyterian Church
  11. ^ http://www.chelmsfordpres.org.uk/ CPC Hall Street
  12. ^ http://www.cheltenhampres.org.uk/ Naunton Lane Evangelical Presbyterian Church
  13. ^ http://www.depc.org.uk/ Durham Presbyterian Church
  14. ^ http://www.gatesheadpres.org.uk/ Gateshead Presbyterian Church
  15. ^ http://www.ehpc.co.uk/ East Hull Presbyterian church
  16. ^ http://www.sheffieldpres.org.uk/ Sheffield Presbyterian Church
  17. ^ http://www.solihullpres.org.uk/ Solihull Presbyterian Church
  18. ^ http://www.erkis.se/en/ Immanuelskyrkan
  19. ^ http://www.reformert.se/ Westminstergruppen
  20. ^ http://www.epcew.org.uk/resources.html Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales - Resources