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 both England and Wales and Sweden.

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[1] 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,[1] taking the name, Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales.[2] In 2000, two congregations in Cardiff, Immanuel and Bethel, were accepted into communion.[3][4]

Denominational growth has been steady as is seen the following table.

Year Number of congregations Notes
2000 6 [5]
2005 10 [6]
2010 15 Includes two congregations in Sweden.[7]
2015 17 Includes one congregation in Sweden.[8]

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,[9] and one of seven European Christian denominations who founded the European Conference of Reformed Churches.[10]

Congregations[edit]

As of 2015, the denomination has seventeen congregations at:[11]

England[edit]

Wales[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Publications[edit]

The denomination publishes The Presbyterian Network in Spring and Autumn with theological and pastoral articles and news from its congregations.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bauswein, Jean-Jacques; Vischer, Lukas (1999). The Reformed Family Worldwide: A Survey of Reformed Churches, Theological Schools, and International Organizations. W.B. Eerdmans. p. 512. ISBN 9780802844965. 
  2. ^ http://www.epcew.org.uk/about.html Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales - About
  3. ^ http://christianquoter.blogspot.hu/2010/06/presbyterianism-in-england-today-part-3.html Christian Quoter - Presbyterianism in England Today (Part 3)
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ "Congregations". epcew.org.uk. Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales. Archived from the original on 2000-12-04. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  6. ^ "Congregations". epcew.org.uk. Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales. Archived from the original on 2005-12-18. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  7. ^ "Congregations". epcew.org.uk. Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales. Archived from the original on 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  8. ^ "Congregations". epcew.org.uk. Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales. Archived from the original on 2015-11-22. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 17, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2013.  International Conference of Reformed Churches - Churches in Membership
  10. ^ http://www.eucrc.org/index.php/members/list-of-members European Conference of Reformed Churches - Member Churches
  11. ^ "EPCEW Congregations". Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales Website. Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  12. ^ http://www.affinity.org.uk/find-a-church/church-information/blackburn-evangelical-presbyterian-church
  13. ^ http://www.bse-pc.org/welcome.htm Bury St Edmunds Presbyterian Church
  14. ^ http://www.cambridgepres.org.uk/ Cambridge Presbyterian Church
  15. ^ http://www.chelmsfordpres.org.uk/ CPC Hall Street
  16. ^ http://www.cheltenhampres.org.uk/ Naunton Lane Evangelical Presbyterian Church
  17. ^ http://www.whaddonevangelicalchurch.org/about-us/
  18. ^ http://www.depc.org.uk/ Durham Presbyterian Church
  19. ^ http://www.gatesheadpres.org.uk/ Gateshead Presbyterian Church
  20. ^ "Hexham Presbyterian Church". Hexham Presbyterian Church Website. Hexham Presbyterian Church. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  21. ^ http://www.ehpc.co.uk/ East Hull Presbyterian church
  22. ^ http://www.sheffieldpres.org.uk/ Sheffield Presbyterian Church
  23. ^ http://www.solihullpres.org.uk/ Solihull Presbyterian Church
  24. ^ http://www.affinity.org.uk/find-a-church/church-information/barry-evangelical-presbyterian-church
  25. ^ http://www.bethelpcr.org.uk Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cardiff
  26. ^ http://www.immanuelcaerau.org.uk/ Immanuel Presbyterian Church
  27. ^ http://www.erkis.se/en/ Immanuelskyrkan
  28. ^ http://www.reformert.se/ Westminstergruppen
  29. ^ http://www.epcew.org.uk/resources.html Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales - Resources