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England, Free Church of.

Traces its beginning to a quarrel in 1843 bet. Henry Phillpotts* (1778–1869). bp. Exeter and High Churchman who espoused Tractarianism,* and James Shore, one of his clergy and who opposed the movement. The ch. received definite shape in 1863 in assoc. with the Calvinistic Methodists known as the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion. It adopted the Thirty-nine Articles. Later in the c. it became assoc. with the Reformed* Episcopal Church, formed in the US by G. D. Cummins, through which it obtained episc. orders.

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