Talk:Free Church of England
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January 2004. The Free Church of England has two dioceses in England, several congregations in New Zealand and a church in Russia - The Church of Christ the Saviour, St. Petersburg.
Parishes in England are concentrated in the north and south, though there remain three active parishes in the West Midlands - Emmanuel Church, Birmingham; St. Jude, Walsall and St. Andrew, Bentley.
Under discussion at the moment is a document entitled 'Agenda for Renewal', by the Rt. Rev Dr. J. B. Shucksmith, (retd); which among other things envisages the possibility of a modern language liturgy to supplement the use of the Book of Common Prayer (revised). An Alternative Services Measure already exists, which provides for the occasional use of Authorised Alternative Liturgies with the approval of the Diocesan Bishop.
The Rev. David Boulton, Bishop's Curate, Emmanuel Church, Birmingham.
Sources and verification
While this article could do with having some references within the main body to sources, it is substantially a summary of information on the official website of The Free Church of England, on the external links list. I have no problem with the general reliability of this article.
The special service in September 2007 to commemorate the tercentenary of the birth of Lady Selina Shirley, Countess of Huntingdon, was very much a joint event with the Free Church of England and the Countess of Huntingdon's Conexxion. Venue - St Helen's Church, Ashby-de-la-Zouch. (I was there.) Robert of Ramsor (talk) 23:00, 11 March 2008 (UTC)