Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion

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The Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion is a small society of evangelical churches, founded in 1783 by Selina, Countess of Huntingdon as a result of the Evangelical Revival. For years it was strongly associated with the Calvinist Methodist movement of George Whitefield.[1]

John Marrant (1755–1791), an ordained minister with the Connexion, was a noted evangelist amongst the Cherokee Native Americans and the Black Loyalists of Nova Scotia, some of whom settled in Sierra Leone.

In the 1850s English-speaking Quebecer John Molson built a church for the group near his brewery in Montreal, but it was poorly attended and soon became a military barracks.[2]

Today the church has 21 congregations in England and some in Sierra Leone. Of the UK churches six normally have full-time pastors: Eastbourne, Ely, Goring, St. Ives, Turners Hill and Ebley. Total attendance at all churches is approximately 1,000 adults and children.[3]



The connexion has churches present in:

No longer active[edit]

Former connexion churches were present in:


  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "Methodism". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. 
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  3. ^ "Today's Churches". Countess Of Huntingdons Connexion. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "North Street: The Countess of Huntingdon's Church, by Jennifer Drury". 24 August 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  5. ^ A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  6. ^ "St Mark, Preston- Lady Huntingdons Connexion". 2 April 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 774. ISBN 0-14-071045-0. 
  8. ^ "Oxfordshire Churches & Chapels website: South Stoke". Retrieved 2012-06-06. 

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