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Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales
Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales
All Saints Church, Newcastle 2014.jpg
PolityPresbyterian
Clerk of PresbyteryFalko Drijfhout
AssociationsInternational Conference of Reformed Churches
RegionEngland, Wales, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany
Origin1996
Congregations23
PublicationsThe Presbyterian Network
www.epcew.org.uk

The Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales (EPCEW) (Welsh: Eglwys Bresbyteraidd Efengylaidd yng Nghymru a Lloegr) is a reformed and conservative evangelical Presbyterian denomination in England and Wales with churches in Germany, Switzerland, and Sweden. Founded in 1996, the denomination is small but growing.

History

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]

Church planting

In 2000, two congregations in Cardiff, Immanuel and Bethel, were accepted into communion.[3][4] The EPCEW has grown significantly since its founding with a number of congregations joining the EPCEW and others being planted by existing churches. In 2016 the denomination planted a church in the Salford/Manchester area[5] and is working to establish church plants in Oxford,[6] Lincoln,[7] Gloucester,[8] and Sunderland.[9] They are actively looking to plant churches throughout England and Wales.[10]

Denominational growth has been steady:

Year Number of congregations Notes
2000 6 [11]
2005 10 [12]
2010 15 Includes two congregations in Sweden.[13]
2015 17 Includes one congregation in Sweden and one congregation in Germany.[14]
2020 23 There are 20 established churches with a congregation in Sweden, a church plant in Switzerland, and another in Germany.[15]

Congregations

As of 2020, the denomination has twenty-three congregations and church plants at:[16]

England

Congregation Town or City Minister Website Image
All Saints Presbyterian Church Newcastle Upon Tyne Rev Dr William Schweitzer[17] [1] All Saints Church - geograph.org.uk - 1770671.jpg
Blackburn Evangelical Presbyterian Church Blackburn[18] Rev Norman Green[19] "Blackburn Evangelical Presbyterian Church" Fecitt Brow, Blackburn, Lancashire (geograph 1992944).jpg
Bury St Edmunds Presbyterian Church Bury St Edmunds Matthew Jolley[20] [2]
Cambridge Presbyterian Church Cambridge Rev Douglas McCallum[21] [3]
Chelmsford Presbyterian Church Chelmsford Rev Darren Moore[22] [4]
Durham Presbyterian Church Durham Rev Phil Baiden[23] [5]
East Hull Presbyterian church Hull [6] The East Hull Presbyterian Church (geograph 3210104).jpg
Hexham Presbyterian Church Hexham Rev Joshua Rieger[24] [7]
Naunton Lane Evangelical Presbyterian Church Leckhampton, Cheltenham Rev Matt Faux[25] [8] Naunton Lane Evangelical Free Church (geograph 3023133).jpg
Oxford Evangelical Presbyterian Church Oxford Rev Andy Young[26] [9]
Salford Evangelical Presbyterian Church Salford Rev Chris Statter[27] [10]
Sheffield Presbyterian Church Sheffield Rev Dr Kevin Bidwell[28] [11] Attercliffe Chapel.jpg
Solihull Presbyterian Church Solihull Rev Dr Stephen Dancer[29] [12]
Sunderland Evangelical Presbyterian Church Sunderland Rev Nathan Hilton[30] [13]
Whaddon Road Evangelical Presbyterian Church Cheltenham Rev David Pfeiffer,[31] Rev Larry Wilkes [14] Whaddon Road Evangelical Presbyterian Church (geograph 5814551).jpg
Lincoln Presbyterian Church Lincoln Rev Ben Thomas[32] [15]
Gloucester Evangelical Presbyterian Church Gloucester Rev Michael Cochran[33] [16]

Wales

Sweden

Germany

Switzerland

Westminster Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Several EPCEW ministers[40] were instrumental in the 2020 founding of Westminster Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Gateshead, England.[41] WPTS aims to equip men to hold fast to God's faithful Word, with a particular focus on preparation for planting churches in the UK and continental Europe. The school is committed to the Westminster Standards, experiential Calvinism, Presbyterian Church government, ordinary means of grace ministry, and the regulative principle of worship. The seminary offers a range of courses accredited through Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, including the Master of Divinity (M.Div.).

Publications

The denomination publishes The Presbyterian Network in Spring and Autumn with theological and pastoral articles and news from its congregations.[42]

International organisations

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,[43] and one of seven European Christian denominations who founded the European Conference of Reformed Churches.[44] The denomination has a co-operative agreement with the Presbyterian Church in America.[45]

References

  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. ^ "About Us". Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales.
  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. ^ "Mission - Salford-Manchester Evangelical Presbyterian church plant". Evangelical Times. September 1, 2016.
  6. ^ "Oxford Evangelical Presbyterian Church". Oxford Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Lincoln | Sheffield Presbyterian Church".
  8. ^ "Gloucester Evangelical Presbyterian Church". www.facebook.com. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Sunderland Presbyterian Bible Study | nil desperandum auspice Deo". sunderlandpres.org.uk. Retrieved .
  10. ^ http://epcew.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/epcew-church-planting.pdf[bare URL]
  11. ^ "Congregations". epcew.org.uk. Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales. Archived from the original on 2000-12-04. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Congregations". epcew.org.uk. Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales. Archived from the original on 2005-12-18. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "Congregations". epcew.org.uk. Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales. Archived from the original on 2010-12-02. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Congregations". epcew.org.uk. Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales. Archived from the original on 2015-11-22. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "Congregations | EPCEW".
  16. ^ "EPCEW Congregations". Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales Website. Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales. Retrieved 2015.
  17. ^ Lawley, Sarah. "Revd Dr William (Bill) Schweitzer | All Saints Presbyterian Church". All Saints' Presbyterian Church. Retrieved .
  18. ^ "Church information". www.affinity.org.uk.
  19. ^ "Blackburn Evangelical Presbyterian Church | EPCEW". Retrieved .
  20. ^ "Leadership". Bury St Edmunds Presbyterian Church.
  21. ^ "People - About Us - Cambridge Presbyterian Church". www.cambridgepres.org.uk. Retrieved .
  22. ^ "Chelmsford Presbyterian Church | EPCEW". Retrieved .
  23. ^ "Durham Presbyterian Church | EPCEW". Retrieved .
  24. ^ "Hexham Presbyterian Church | EPCEW". Retrieved .
  25. ^ "Leadership". Naunton Lane Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Retrieved .
  26. ^ "Learn about the Oxford EPC Plant". Gospel Reformation: UK. Retrieved .
  27. ^ "Who's Who | Salford EPC". Retrieved .
  28. ^ "Sheffield Presbyterian Church | EPCEW". Retrieved .
  29. ^ "Solihull Presbyterian Church | EPCEW". Retrieved .
  30. ^ "Sunderland Evangelical Presbyterian Church | EPCEW". Retrieved .
  31. ^ "Cheltenham - Whaddon Road Evangelical Presbyterian Church | EPCEW". Retrieved .
  32. ^ "About Us | Lincoln Presbyterian Church". Retrieved .
  33. ^ "GRUKology Episode 16: Interview with Michael Cochran - Church Planting in Gloucester". Gospel Reformation: UK. Retrieved .
  34. ^ "Church information". www.affinity.org.uk.
  35. ^ "Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cardiff". www.bethelpcr.org.uk.
  36. ^ "Immanuel Presbyterian Church". www.immanuelcaerau.org.uk. Archived from the original on 4 June 2019.
  37. ^ "Immanuelskyrkan, Tranås". www.immanuelskyrkan.info.
  38. ^ "Home - Presbyterianische Kirche". Presbyterianische Kirche Berlin.
  39. ^ "Zürich Presbyterianische Gemeinde". Zürich Presbyterianische Gemeinde (in German). Retrieved .
  40. ^ "Faculty Members". Westminster Seminary.
  41. ^ "Our Story". Westminster Seminary.
  42. ^ "Resources". Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales.
  43. ^ "Member Churches". International Conference of Reformed Churches. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  44. ^ "Member Churches". www.eucrc.org. European Conference of Reformed Churches.
  45. ^ "BOOK OF CHURCH ORDER" (PDF). epcew.org.uk. Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales. p. 2.

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