Congregational Federation

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Congregational Federation
Congregational Federation Logo.gif
Logo of the Congregational Federation.
ClassificationProtestant
OrientationFree Christian, Dissenting
TheologyReformed, Modern Christianity, sometimes Evangelical
PolityCongregationalist
AssociationsInternational Congregational Fellowship
RegionGreat Britain
OriginFormed in 1972 from congregations which did not join the United Reformed Church
Separated fromCongregational Church in England and Wales
Congregations294 (2014)[1]
PublicationsThe Congregationalist
Official websitehttp://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 Dissenting theology. It provides support and guidance to member churches both financially and otherwise.

The Federation was 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.

Secretariat[edit]

The offices of the Congregational Federation are located in Nottingham, England.

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. Archived from the original on 26 April 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Who we work with". The Congregational Federation. Archived from the original on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2014.

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