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Free Churches Group

Founded in 2001 (forerunner: the Free Church Federal Council, which was formed in 1940 as the result of the merger of the National Council of Evangelical Free Churches, founded in 1896, and the Federal Council of Evangelical Free Churches of England, founded in 1917).

Basis: The Evangelical Free Churches of England claim and cherish their place as inheritors, along with others, of the historic faith of Christendom, which found expression in the ecumenical creeds of the early and undivided church. There is One Living and True God, who is revealed to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit; Him alone we worship and adore. We believe that the Son of God, for us and for our salvation, became man in Jesus Christ; and that the Holy Spirit, who witnesses to us of Christ, makes the salvation which is in him to be effective in our hearts and lives. We receive, as given by the Lord to his church on earth, the holy scriptures, the sacraments of the gospel, and the Christian ministry. (Excerpts from the Doctrinal Statement.)

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(Within the WCC membership)
Other Members:

Assemblies of God

Baptist Union of Great Britain

Baptist Union of Wales

Churches in Communities International

Church of the Nazarene

Congregational Federation

Council of African and Caribbean Churches UK

Countess of Huntingdon’s Connexion

Fellowship of Churches of Christ

Free Church of England

Independent Methodist Churches

Methodist Church

Moravian Church

New Testament Assembly

New Testament Church of God

Old Baptist Union

Presbyterian Church of Wales

Salvation Army

Union of Welsh Independents

United Reformed Church

Wesleyan Reform Union

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Other Associate Members: