British Province of the Moravian Church


British Province of the Moravian Church

The British Province of the Moravian Church (formally The Moravian Church in Great Britain and Ireland) is part of the world wide Moravian Church Unity.

History

The Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) came to England in the early eighteenth century and was recognised by Act of Parliament (Acta Fratrum 1749) as an ancient Protestant Episcopal Church descended from the Bohemian Brethren of the fifteenth century. It took an active part in the great evangelical Revival of the eighteenth century and was a pioneer of modern Protestant missionary work (1732)The [British] Moravian Almanac 2007] .

Organisation

Headquarters

Moravian Church House, 5- Muswell Hill, London N10 3TJ, England.

Districts and congregations

*Eastern District: Bedford Queen's Park; Bedford St. Luke's (Moravian/URC); Leicester; London, Fetter Lane; London, Harlesden (Moravian/URC); London, Harold Road; London, Hornsey; Ockbrook; Priors Marston; Sparkhill United Church (Moravian/URC); Woodford Halse.
*Irish District: Ballinderry; Belfast, Cliftonville; Belfast, University Road; Gracehill; Kilwarlin.
*Lancashire District: Dukinfield; Fairfield; Salem; Westwood; Wheler Street.
*Western District: Bath,Coronation Avenue; Bath, Weston; Brockweir; Kingswood (Moravian/URC); Leominster; Malmesbury; Swindon; Tytherton.
*Yorkshire District: Baildon; Fulneck; Gomersal; Horton; Wellhouse; Lower Wyke.

All text in this section is taken from Book of Order, The Moravian Church in Great Britain and Ireland, 2002.] .

There exists an informative interactive map [cite web
title = Moravian Atlas UK Congregation Locations 2003
publisher = Moravian Church in the British Province
url = http://www.moravian.org.uk/pages/locations_UK.html
format = HTTP
accessdate = 2007-09-18
] .

ocieties

A Moravian Society is a local body of members and adherents of the Moravian Church, recognised by Synod, which while not forming a congregation, is under the care of a Moravian minister or a duly approved lay worker.

*Stoke Newington - associated with Hornsey congregation.
*Moss Side, Manchester.
*Chepstow - associated with Brockweir congregation.
*Leeds - associated with Fulneck congregation.

All text in this section is taken from .

Other work

The diaspora work in the British Province seeks to link non-resident and former members of the Moravian Church with each other and the wider life of the Church.

Notes and references

Bibliography

External links

[http://www.moravian.org.uk British Moravian Church]


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