2012 marks 400 years since the founding of the first ever Baptist Church in Britain. Inspired by this Cirencester’s School of Faith is hosting 6 evenings of teaching exploring the exciting history and distinctives of Britain’s Free Churches.
Each of the evenings will be hosted by the church that is the focus of the teaching for the evening.
The first session will be held at CBC as Matt Frost explores the Baptist churches. The full programme is below. For more details and to book for one or all of the evenings please contact the Parish Office on 01285 659317 or pick up a brochure on a Sunday at CBC.
The History of the Free Churches
Host: We will be welcomed at each church by their members
Who are the free churches? Why are they there? What are their distinctives? Where did they come from? Where are they going?
This course aims to give an understanding of different ‘non–conformist’ churches in Cirencester. It is not the history of the buildings, but the remarkable history, theology and ecclesiology of each denomination.
Monday (and one Tuesday – 21st Feb)
Date Subject Speaker Venue
23rd Jan Baptists Matt Frost Baptist Church
30th Jan Quakers Jane Gracie Friends Meeting House
6th Feb Methodists Dr John Emmett Ashcroft Church
13th Feb Salvation Army David Ludditt Salvation Army
21th Feb United Reform Eric Massey S. Cerney United Church
27th Feb Charismatic
& Pentecostal Matt Frost New Life Church
Cost: £12 pp for the whole course or £2pp per evening
Course Code: FC/1/12