Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Free Church of England receives congregations from Brazil

April 29, 2014

The Free Church of England (FCE) has received three Anglican congregations in Brazil as the first step towards the development of the FCE in that country and the expansion of the FCE mission to new countries for the sake of the Gospel and the Kingdom of God. The congregations in Brazil are registered under the name Igreja Anglicana Reformada (IARB).

In 2011, the FCE and the IARB began informal conversations. The proposals that emerged were welcomed by the IARB who approved a proposition seeking affiliation and membership in the Free Church of England at their National Synod in 2012.

This request was brought to the FCE Convocation in 2013, where it was warmly welcomed. The Free Church of England is currently drawing up new Canons, to enable it to develop missionary and overseas dioceses. In the meantime, the local congregations of the IARB are under the oversight of the Bishop Primus, in accordance with the existing Canons.

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