United Secession Church

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United Secession Church
ClassificationProtestant
OrientationCalvinist
PolityPresbyterian
Associationsmerged with the Presbytery of Relief in 1847 to form the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland
Origin1820
Separated fromChurch of Scotland

The United Secession Church (or properly the United Associate Synod of the Secession Church) was a Scottish Presbyterian denomination.[1]

Timeline showing the evolution of the churches of Scotland from 1560

The First Secession from the established Church of Scotland had been in 1732, and the resultant "Associate Presbytery" grew to include 45 congregations. A series of disputes, in 1747 over the burgesses oath, and in the late 18th century over the Westminster confession, led to further splits. In 1820 two of the resulting groups, the New Licht Burghers and the New Licht Anti-Burghers, united to form the United Secession Church. It existed until 1847 when it merged with the Presbytery of Relief to form the United Presbyterian Church.

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  1. ^ Smith, Richard M. (2006). "Auld Licht, New Licht and Original Secessionists in Scotland and Ulster". Scottish Church History Society: 97–124. Retrieved 25 August 2018.