CofEC The Church of England (Continuing)

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The Church of England (Continuing)

Welcome to the website of the Church of England (Continuing). We are a group of Anglican congregations outside the Church of England, seeking to preach the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to uphold the biblical teaching of the Protestant and Reformed Church of England as expressed in the:

Church of England?

Sadly, the Church of England that exists today under the oversight of the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, cannot properly - and arguably, should not legally - be considered the true Church of England, in that so far as it can be proven that a single one of the Thirty-Nine foundational and legally-binding articles of the Church of England is spurned by that denomination and is refusing to be taught and defended, then the CofE is in breach of its legal commitments and ceases to enjoy legitimacy. And yet, the teaching and practices of the modern CofE openly contradict much of what is required by the Thirty-Nine Articles. This may be proven very readily. Take for example, the  Twentieth Article:

XX. Of the Authority of the Church.

THE Church hath power to decree rites or ceremonies and authority in controversies of faith; and yet it is not lawful for

the Church to ordain anything contrary to God's word written, neither may it so expound one place of Scripture, that it

be repugnant to another. Wherefore, although the Church be a witness and a keeper of Holy Writ: yet, as it ought not

to decree anything against the same, so besides the same ought it not to enforce anything to be believed for necessity

of salvation.

With respect to this article, rather than refer to contentious matters of involved and complex theology, we may look at a very simple case that is easily understandable  to all readers, irrespective of their theological training. We have at least two verses in the Bible that proscribe sodomy - one explicitly and the other implicitly:

27  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

Since Article 20 forbids that the CofE ordain what contradicts Scripture, and the Scriptures disallow sodomitic union, then as the CofE now blesses sodomitic relationships rather than refusing to accept them and engaging in its spiritual duty of teaching those bound within such relationships that these relationships - as with all fornication - are not accepted by God and arise from unrepented sin, then it follows that the CofE no longer enjoys sound legal status. It is likely that the fact that it nonetheless continues to appear to do so, is simply the result of a lack of motivation on the part of anyone who cares sufficiently for the Laws of England to risk exposing themselves to the wrath of the politically correct pro-sodomitic movement.

Anglican readers that love the Bible, and want to be faithful to the foundational doctrine of the Church of England as expressed in the Thirty-Nine Articles should therefore consider whether their consciences may be informing them to leave the nominal Church of England and join the Church of England Continuing!

Audio Sermons

Our new news feature is available here and is easily readable  on the iPhone and iPod. This new facility also offers a faster sermon index of newly available audio sermons that have been preached recently in our churches.

>>> Audio sermons of the Church of England (Continuing)

>>> Old Sermon Site (Until 2012)

Congregations of the Continuing Church

We have a small number of congregations in England. Services at each place of worship adhere to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and use the Authorised Version of the Bible (The King James Version).

>>> Information about our congregations

Publications of the Church of England (Continuing)

We publish a journal and, from time to time, several books. All our writings reflect our stance on the inerrancy of Scripture, the doctrine of perspicuity, and God’s providential preservation of the Scriptures such that we are able to trust the text that we have received as having been divinely safeguarded from perversions and changes.

>>> Information about some of our publications