Free Churches Group launch
Members of the Free Churches Group met at 27 Tavistock Sqaure in Euston on 17th December 2014 for the launch of the group in to a new phase of public ministry under the heading 'Engaging in the Public Square'.
The Free Churches Group is a network of 24 National Churches in the Non-Conformist, Evangelical and Pentecostal traditions, providing health care and prison chaplaincy services and education support from a Christian value base in England and Wales. It serves as the operational arm of the Free Churches Federal Council Incorporated and continues the work of bodies established to enable Free Churches to have a commmon voice and public presence, going back as far as the 1880s.
Previous Moderators and General Secretaries met with church leaders, including Archbishop Gregorios of Thyatyra and Great Britain (a CTE President) for a service of worship and rededication. The launch included a ceremonial openning of Free Churches House, seen here being performed by Revd Dr Hugh Osgood, the new Moderator of the Free Churches Group.
The launch event also included a presentation by Endis who provide the platform for the new look web site www.freechurches.org.uk which went live on the day in its new format.
The staff of Churches Together in England continue to use 27 Tavistock Square as the office address, in a new arrangement with the Free Churches Group.
The Moderator of the Free Churches Group is one of the 6 Presidents of Churches Together in England.