OUR IDENTITY

 

The Anglican Free Communion is a confederation of independent and autocephalous Denominations or Churches exercising identity in particularity resulting from the autonomy of every individual Church.  Each Church :

- exists in harmony with one another and follows a spirituality and practice within an Anglican ethos. 

- only accepts any form of centrality as part of a world-wide family of Churches

This ecclesial model is both catholic and protestant as understood in traditional terms

 

Each Province contains Churches or Denominations having their own jurisdiction and diocesan structures.  Any Church having it’s own canonical organisation is named within that Province, the latter title being reserved to that of the Anglican Free Communion itself. 

Where there is no Denominational title it is assumed that the Provinces are not only those of the Anglican Free Communion (a confederation or family of Churches) but are of the Episcopal Free Church.  Some of these may also prefer to use the original title; the Free Protestant Episcopal Church or the Free Protestant Episcopal Church of England

 

The Anglican Free Communion - The Episcopal Free Church :

 

- is a group of Christians on pilgrimage to and in Jesus Christ

- possesses a spirituality which is inclusive, equitable and ecumenical

- rejoices in our freedom in Christ

- has an ecumenistic outlook

- possesses values of equity and inclusiveness

- promotes the Universal Human Rights Declaration

- seeks the promotion of a just society

- strives to make present the Kingdom of God - in present-time

- has an “Anglican ethos” as reflected in our diverse forms of worship

- our identities include : Anglo-Catholic, Charismatic, Evangelical, Latitudinarian and Liberal

 

- was founded as The Free Protestant Episcopal Church

- is a self-governing independent Anglican episcopal community worldwide

- consists of autonomous Provinces, comprising self-governing churches and families of churches

- respects all primates and leaders of the Christian world

- believes the Word of God (Old & New Testaments) contains all necessary for Salvation

- holds Apostolic and Sacramental Traditions as defined in the first four church councils

- accepts as symbols of the faith the Apostolic, Nicene and Athanasius Creeds

- holds Apostolic Succession

- is not subject to any primate beyond our jurisdiction or any European monarch

- rejects imperialism and violence (physical, economic, psychological or other)

 

 


 

 

THE FREE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH

now also known as

THE ANGLICAN FREE COMMUNION

 

 

The FPEC has also used the names "Episcopal Apostolic Church of England" and "Ecumenical Church Foundation"

 

1689

Non-jurors became independent of the Church of England, maintaining their allegiance to the Royal House of Stuart

1726

Non-juroring bishop Dr Timothy Newmarsh consecrated

1804

Non-jurors identified as the Ancient British Church and as the Orthodox British Church, after developing relations with Eastern Orthodox Churches

1805

Non-jurors ceased when the last of their bishops died without a successor

1866

The Ancient British Church founded by Charles Isaac Stevens

1866

Jules (Raymond) Ferrette, cons. on 02 June, with a mission to initiate an indigenous and autonomous Orthodox Church in England as a step towards reunion between western and eastern Christians.  Formerly a French Roman Catholic missionary priest

Mutran Boutros (solus), later the SYRIAN ORTHODOX PATRIARCH OF ANTIOCH, IGNATIUS PETER IV, at Homs, Emesa

 

1866

Francis George Widdows, previously a Roman Catholic Franciscan monk, became a non-conformist minister at the Church of Martin Luther, 26 Speldhurst Road, South Hackney

1866

Leon Checkemian priested by Leon Chorchorunian (1822–97), the Armenian Catholic archbishop of Malatia, on 27 November.  In this capacity, Checkemian served at Besui (1866–8), Aintab (1868), Gurum (1868–77) and then moved to Malatia

1873

The Nazarene Episcopal Ecclesia founded by James Martin

1874

Richard Williams Morgan cons. at Marholm, Northamptonshire on 06 March.  Morgan was a Church of England cleric and historian

Jules (Raymond) Ferrette

1874

Ancient British Church  founded by Richard Williams Morgan (Mar Pelagius I)

1877

Lee and Seccombe, together with Thomas Mossman were the three founders and leaders of the Order Of Corporate Reunion. The three of them claimed to have been secretly consecrated as bishops, circa 1877. There has been much speculation and conjecture as to who their consecrators were. Owing to the secrecy that long surrounded these consecrations, it may be difficult definitively to establish the facts. However, the website of the Order of Corporate Reunion (currently, as at 2015, led by Peter Paul Brennan) asserts that the consecrators were Dominicus Agostina (cardinal patriarch of Venice), Luigi Nazari di Caliana (archbishop of Milan), Vincentius Moretti (a cardinal), and Ignatios Ghiurekian (a Byzantine archbishop and abbot-general of Ordo Mechitaristarum Venetiarum from the island of St Lazarus near Venice), and that they acted with the authority of Pope Pius IX

1878

Leon Checkemian cons. / made a vardapet by Armenian Catholic Archbishop Leon Korkorunian, on 23 April, as an assistant bishop for his ethnic group in Malatia (his birthplace), Asia Minor.  A vardapet is a highly educated celibate priest, or archimandrite, who is a doctor of theology.  A vardapet may hold rank similar to that of a bishop, though without the power to ordain priests.  The Armenian Catholic Church is in communion with the Roman Catholic Church

1879

Charles Isaac Stevens cons. on 06 March

 

Richard Williams Morgan, Frederick George Lee & John Thomas Seccombe.  co-consecrators were bishops in the Order of Corporate Reunion, Lee was descended from Timothy Newmarsh

1879

Reformed Episcopal Church of the UK founded by Charles Isaac Stevens

1879

The Ancient British Church, as the Non-jurors, opposed Anglo-Catholicism

1885

Leon Checkemian, through contacts with Anglicans, converted to Reform Protestantism & emigrated to England, thereafter studying at New College Presbyterian seminary

1888

Nazarene Episcopal Church founded by James Martin and located at Flaxman Road, London SE5

1888

James Martin cons. on 11 April

Alfred Spencer Richardson of the Reformed Episcopal Church of the UK

1889

The Free Protestant Church of England founded by Leon Checkemian, as a meeting place for all types of Protestant Christians

1889

United Armenian Catholic Church of the British Isles founded by Leon Checkemian on 15 August, to bring his fellow British Armenian refugees into a non-papal church

1889

Leon Checkemian preached in Presbyterian churches in Belfast, Ireland

1890

Nazarene College / seminary founded

1890

Leon Checkemian cons. on 04 May, to remove any doubts as to his episcopal status

Charles Isaac Stevens & Alfred Spencer Richardson 

1890

Leon Checkemian licensed to officiate within the Church of Ireland by William C Plunket, fourth Baron Plunket, Archbishop of Dublin & Primate of the Church of Ireland

1890

Plunket opposed Anglo-Catholicism, which he viewed as a trojan horse for Papal re-establishment over the Church of England. He supported Reformed Episcopal churches, such as the United Armenian Catholic Church, in spheres of Roman Catholic influence

1894

Juan Bautista Cabrera cons. for the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church

William C Plunket

1897

Leon Korkorunian  1822 – 1897

1897

William C Plunket  1828 – 1897

1897

THE FREE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF ENGLAND

Founded on 02 November at the Pro-Cathedral

of St Stephen’s Church, Shrewsburg Road, East Ham, London

Leon Checkemian : First Primus  (Mar Leon)

 

After Checkemian had moved to London, it was decided evangelical Anglicanism would be enhanced by merging the resources of :

The Free Protestant Church :     Leon Checkemian

The Ancient British Church :     Charles Isaac Stevens

The Nazarene Episcopal Church :    James Martin

 

A union of small British episcopates, established in the 1870s, with a mission to act as a reunion church among the various Protestant bodies, possessing valid Catholic sacraments.  The FPEC contained lines from the Armenian Catholic Church, the Syrian Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Church of England.  The FPEC adopted the Reformed Episcopal Church of the UK’s 1878 Constitution & Canons

1897

George Walter Lewis Maeers (b. 1855 in Kent) cons. on 02 November for the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church

James Martin

1897

Frederick William Boucher cons. on 02 November, possibly for an independent ministry

James Martin

1897

Andrew Charles Albert McLaglen cons. as Bishop of Claremont and to be the FPEC Missionary Bishop for Cape Colony based in Cape Town

Leon Checkemian, Stevens, Martin, Maeers and Boucher

1897

James Martin cons. sub conditione as Archbishop of Caerleon-upon-Usk, immediately after the above consecrations

Leon Checkemian, Stevens, Martin, Maeers and Boucher

1897

St. Stephen's Church, Shrewsburg Road, East Ham, London was an iron building recently built in 1897

1898

Frederick William Boucher (legally spelled Baucher) was an engineer's foreman in a factory pattern maker's department in Liverpool.  His probable employer was the Mersey Iron Foundry of Liverpool, who built the first cast iron church in the world in 1814.  Boucher most likely had a hand in the design of St. Stephen's Church and the resulting contact with the bishops of the FPEC led to his consecration.  By the time his daughter Bertha married Lance-Sergeant Arthur William Martin of the Second Battalion, Scottish Rifles on 17 March 1914, he apparently had retired from secular employment as Bertha stated on the marriage certificate that her father's occupation was that of " clergyman "

1899

Richard Williams Morgan 1815 – 1899

1900

FPEC 2nd Primus : Charles Isaac Stevens

1901

Andrew Charles Albert McLaglen and his family were back in England, living in the Limehouse district of London.  McLaglen was slightly mifed that his eldest son, Victor, had joined the British army in the Boer War, and after getting the son out of the forces, thought best for his family to move back to England.

1904

Jules (Raymond) Ferrette  1828 – 1904.  He died on 10 October

1909

Church of Martin Luther affiliated with the FPEC

1909

St. Stephen's Church, Shrewsburg Road, East Ham, London was sold to a group of Spiritualists

1909

The Church of Martin Luther, located at 26 Speldhurst Road, South Hackney became the Pro-Cathedral of the FPEC 

1916

Juan Bautista Cabrera  1837 – 1916

1916

Benjamin Charles Harris cons. on 25 July as FPEC bishop of Essex

 James Martin

1916

Ernest Mumby cons. as FPEC Bishop of Caer-Leirion

 James Martin

1917

The British Government recognised the FPEC when it exempted from military service the Venerable Ernest Albert Asquith PhD, as a lawfully ordained minister / in Holy Orders of a legally constituted Episcopal Church, under the Military Service Act 1916. 

The Worshipful Magistrate arrived at this conclusion after investigating the origin of the Orders of the Church and the services used for ordinations and consecrations which were based on the 1662 Book of Common Prayer

1917

Charles Isaac Stevens  1835 – 1917.  He died on 02 February

1917

FPEC 3rd Primus : James Martin

1917

The General Synod of the FPEC as of 21 April 1917 consisted of : James Martin, Ernest Mumby, Benjamin Charles Harris, William Hall, Surridge, E.P. Woodcock & Ernest A. Asquith

1917

FPEC possessed its own Canons Ecclesiastical.  Legislative and administrative authority of the Church was vested in the General Synod, composed of Bishops and Clergy, together with not more than two lay representatives (Synodsmen) from each organised congregation. This Synod met quarterly, and for the due transaction of its business appointed annually a Treasurer, Registrar, and such other officers or sub-committees as it deemed necessary. It also had the power to add to the General Standing Committee

1919

James Martin  1843 – 1919.  He died on 20 October

1919

FPEC 4th Primus : Andrew Charles Albert McLaglen

1919

The mission church of St. Andrew's at Retreat Place, Hackney served as the Pro-Cathedral until 1936 when it was demolished as part of a city redevelopment project

1920

LEON CHECKEMIAN  1848 -  1920.  He died on 03 December

1922

Francis George Widdows cons. on 04 June at St. Andrew's Church, Retreat Place, London as Bishop of Hackney  (Ignatius)

Andrew Charles Albert McLaglen

1922

Herbert James Monzani Heard cons. on 04 June at St. Andrew's Church, Retreat Place, London.  He was headmaster of Raleigh College

Andrew Charles Albert McLaglen

1922

"The Church Times", of 28th April, devotes practically a whole page to an article, "A Chapter of Secret History". It gives a somewhat detailed account of the background of the Order of Corporate Reunion and the bishops consecrated for that organisation, which was in the episcopal lineage of Charles Isaac Stevens and the passing on of that succession to the FPEC. The Author of this article adds the following: "It is interesting, and may be of future importance to note that the orders possessed by these Protestant bodies conferred through Checkemian, MacLaglen (sic) and their co-adjutors are free from the objections alleged against Anglican Orders by the Roman Catholic Controversialists".

1922

Five northern diocese churches of the Reformed Episcopal Church of England, along with several independent Anglican congregations, formed the Evangelical Church of England with John Pownal Hodgkinson and Charles Edmund Wincott as it’s first bishops

1927

Benjamin Charles Harris was pastor for Romford Evangelical Free Church in Romford, Essex

1928

Frederick William Boucher  1855 – 1928.  He was born in St. Helens, Lancashire and died at Ormskirk, Lancashire

1928

Andrew Charles Albert McLaglen  1851 – 1928

1928

FPEC 5th Primus : Herbert James Monzani Heard

1929

Benjamin Charles Harris, moved to Hertfordshire when he became minister for New Barnet Baptist Church

1930

Herbert James Monzani Heard consecrated bishops for other independent church groups

1930

Victor Alexander Palmer Hayman cons. on 20 April for own jurisdiction

Herbert James Monzani Heard

1930

William Newton cons. For the Evangelical Church of England by presbyters

1936

Francis George Widdows  1850 – 1936.  He ministered for many years to his extremely loyal congregation.  He was a known homosexual, in an age when it was illegal in the UK to be so, and imprisoned several times on moral charges.  Herbert James Monzani Heard subsequently had any mention of Widdows stricken from the official records

1936

Stonebridge Road Methodist Church in South Tottenham was acquired by the Rev'd Hall for the FPEC. This red brick chapel was built in 1882 and was re-dedicated as St. Andrew's Church. In 1954 it was registered as St Andrew's Collegiate Church. It served as the Pro-Cathedral until 1967 when it was sold to the Church of God congregation and later became part of a housing development

1936

Charles Leslie Saul & Gordon Pinder presbyterially cons. by Newton

1937

Between 1937 - 1941, using the pseudonym "Crusader", Boltwood published six "spirit revealed" books supposedly by the Victorian social reformer Charles Kingsley. These books were printed at a small press in the town of Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex, which was probably also the residence of the Boltwoods during those years

1938

Frederick Charles Aloysius Harrington cons. on 13 June for his own jurisdiction

Herbert James Monzani Heard

1938

Herbert James Monzani Heard disliked the name FPEC and introduced “The Episcopal Apostolic Church of England” as an alternative title for the jurisdiction

1939

William Hall cons. on 18 May in St. Andrew's Church, Stonebridge Road, Tottenham, London, N.15

Herbert James Monzani Heard

1939

FPEC 5th Primus : William Hall

1939

Ernest Mumby died on 12 September in Blackpool, Lancashire at the age of 53.  He had worked in the hotel industry for many years and appears not to have exercised much of a ministry

1940

James Dominic Mary O'Gavigan cons. on 20 May for own jurisdiction

Herbert James Monzani Heard

1942

Ernest Albert Asquith  1884 - 1942   One time resident at 26 Speldhurst Road, South Hackney, London and Archdeacon of the FPEC

1942

Boltwood founded the College of Spiritual Science, a correspondence school with courses for the training of "Spiritual Healers, Psychotherapists, and Thalamopathists"

1943

William Bernard Crow cons. on 13 June for own jurisdiction

Herbert James Monzani Heard

1944

Hugh George de Willmott Newman cons. on 10 April

William Bernard Crow

1944

Hugh George de Willmott Newman granted primacy of the United Armenian Catholic Church, on 30 September, by Herbert James Monzani Heard

1944

Gordon Pinder cons. on 17 September for the Evangelical Church of England

Benjamin Charles Harris & Hugh George de Willmott Newman

1944

Charles Leslie Saul cons. on 17 September for the Evangelical Church of England

Benjamin Charles Harris & Hugh George de Willmott Newman

1944

Joseph K C Pillai cons. on 17 September for the Evangelical Church of England

Benjamin Charles Harris & Hugh George de Willmott Newman

1944

Charles Leslie Saul cons. on 17 September

Benjamin Charles Harris

1944

Gordon Pinder cons. on 17 September

Benjamin Charles Harris

1944

Joseph K C  Pillai cons. on 17 September

Benjamin Charles Harris

1945

Hugh George de Willmott Newman granted primacy of the Ancient British Church, on 29 January by Herbert James Monzani Heard, and then merged it into his Catholicate of the West jurisdiction

1945

Joseph K C Pillai, ECC bishop for India

1945

The Evangelical Church of England Primus : Gordon Pinder

1945

English Episcopal Church Primus : Charles Leslie Saul (separated from The Evangelical Church of England)

1946

Charles Dennis Boltwood cons. for the Catholicate of the West, sometime between 1946-9

Hugh George De Willmott Newman

1946

Benjamin Charles Harris  1884 – 1946.  He was born in Essex and died in Abbots Langley, Herts.  Throughout his ministerial career he served as a minister for various non-conformist churches and was, for a long time, nonconformist chaplain at a mental hospital in Abbots Langley

1947

Herbert James Monzani Heard  1866 – 1947

1949

Rev'd Frederick C King (1917-85) and his wife the Rev'd Karla King (deaconess) (1920-99) incorporated in California, on 15 July, The Anglican Apostolic Church Of England as a USA affiliate to the EAC/FPEC with its headquarters in Sunland, California

1949

The FPEC had almost ceased to function

1949

William Hall invited Charles Dennis Boltwood to join the FPEC while maintaining his connection to de Wilmot Newman's organisation, but re-consecrated him in 1952 rather than accept him as a bishop in the eyes of the FPEC

1950

Charles Dennis Boltwood cons. on 25 December, in Canada

Earl Anglin Lawrence James of the Old Roman Catholic Church

1950

Gordon Pinder died

1950

Grant Timothy Billet cons. on 25 December

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1951

Charles Dennis Boltwood joined the FPEC and ordained, sub conditione on 3 May, a presbyter by William Hall

1952

William Hall continued the practice of consecrating bishops who did not serve in the FPEC

1952

John Leslie Baines cons.

William Hall

1952

John Leslie Baines (b.1883), a non-parochial priest in the Church of England

1952

Charles Dennis Boltwood  cons. on 06 April for FPEC

William Hall

1952

Charles Dennis Boltwood  cons. on 13 April (2nd time)

Hugh George De Willmott Newman

1953

Ronald Powell (Richard, Duc de Palatine) cons. on 25 October

Herbert James Monzani Heard

1953

Ronald Powell incorporated the Nazarene College as part of his newly established Pre-Nicene Catholic Church

1954

William Hall appointed Charles Dennis Boltwood his successor as primus on 25 March prior to undergoing an operation for colon cancer.  Boltwood became the Principal of Nazarene College, continuing to train by post, people around the world in Philosophy and Theology

1955

Nazarene College was merged with St. Andrew's Correspondence College (Tottenham) Ltd. when that organisation was incorporated on 5 July

1956

Charles Dennis Boltwood cons. on 06 July (3rd  time)

Hugh George De Willmott Newman

1956

Nestor Joseph Emile Antoine Frippiat cons. on 02 Sept

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1956

Walter Joseph Hendrik Van Den Berghe cons. on 02 Sept

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1957

Emmet Neil Enochscons cons. in California as Archbishop of the FPEC in the USA

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1957

Emmet Neil Enochs cons. on 02 June  (1st cons)

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1957

James Burrows Noble cons. on 04 Sept

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1958

Charles Dennis Boltwood cons. on 19 September

Konstantin Jaroshevich of the Holy Orthodox Church of Christ

1958

Charles Dennis Boltwood consecrated bishops for West Africa and Canada

1958

Emmet Neil Enochs cons. on 31 Aug (2nd cons)

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1958

Reginald Benjamin Millard cons. on 15 Apr

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1958

Emmanuel Samuel Yekorogha cons. on 06 June

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1958

Benjamin Charles Eckhardt cons. on 16 Aug

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1958

Charles Kennedy Samuel Moffatt cons. on 24 Aug

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1959

FPEC 6th Primus : Charles Dennis Boltwood  (previously elected in 1954)

1959

William Hall  1890 – 1959.  He was one time chaplain at Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington, Stamford Hill

1959

Terence Hope Davenport cons.

Born in 1900, he was a non-parochial priest in the Church of England

William Hall

1959

Baines & Davenport did not establish their own denominations because for the rest of their lives they remained ministers in good standing within the Church of England. It appears they just wanted to quietly hold independent episcopal rank without functioning as a bishop - a not uncommon practice amongst ordinary Anglican clergy.

1959

John Marion Stanley cons. on 03 May, in London

Boltwood, James B Noble and Reginald Benjamin Millard

1959

James Ormerod cons. on 24 July as Primus of the continuing ECofE

Wiliam Hall

1959

John Marion Stanley cons. on 03 May

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1960

Charles Dennis Boltwood resigned from the Catholicate of the West in favour of his FPEC work.  Unfortunately Boltwood allowed his bishops and clergy such a free hand in their ministries that the original purpose of the FPEC was forgotten about and most of them viewed the FPEC as a 'starter church' and quickly founded/joined other Anglican/Independent Catholic or Orthodox jurisdictions. (Dr Boltwood's continuing practice of theosophy, in addition to presenting himself as an old fashion evangelical Anglican, did not help matters also)

1960

Eric Daenecke cons. on 12 December

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1961

Dr Francis Thomas cons. in London

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1961

John Trollnas cons. early in the year

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1961

Francis Thomas cons. on 04 July

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1962

William Charles Cato-Symonds cons. on 15 Apr

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1963

F C King cons. as FPEC Archbishop of the USA

Emmet Neil Enochs

1963

Frederick Charles King cons. on 19 May, on the authority of Boltwood

Emmet Neil Enochs

1964

Harry Kenneth Means and his wife Rita travelled to Europe on church business and to research on church history in the British Museum Reading Rooms and at the Ashmolean in Oxford, between March and October

1964

Harry Kenneth Means cons. on 16 August at St. Andrew's Collegiate Church, London

Charles Dennis Boltwood, Francis Thomas, and Albert Dunstan Bell (Old Catholic) of the USA

1964

Harry Kenneth Means, via friends in the North American College at Rome and by virtue of his FPEC episcopal standing, was granted open access to the Vatican Library

1964

POPE PAUL VI blessed Harry Kenneth Means’ Episcopal ring and Pectoral Cross during a Papal Audience, Means attended, held at 5pm on 14 October in St. Peter's, Rome

1964

Harry Kenneth Means was given VIP seating at St. Peter's when he was present for the Canonization Service of the Ugandan Martyrs on 18 October.  This service featured the use of the Coptic liturgy and the release of white doves

1964

Donald Jay Foard cons. on the authority of Boltwood

Emmet Neil Enochs

1964

Samuel Richard Acquah cons. on 19 July on the authority of Boltwood

Emmanuel Samuel Yekorogha

1966

Albert John Fuge cons. as the new bishop of the FPEC in New York State

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1966

The final graduation dinner for St. Andrew's Correspondence College was held at the Bonnington Hotel, London, when the College was closed down and its records lodged at Somerset House in anticipation of the sale of the pro-cathedral, in the following year, on 27 August

1966

James Everard Thornhill cons. on 24 Apr

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1966

Arthur Olawale Nelson-Cole cons. on 29 May

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1966

Albert John Fuge cons. on 16 Oct

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1968

Joseph K C  Pillai : first bishop of the American Episcopal Church now known as the Anglican Province of America

1968

Albert John Fuge became Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of the USA on 8 September, replacing Dr Enochs.  Dr Enochs had become an Old Roman Catholic bishop

1968

Albert John Fuge was based at the Boltwood Chapel, 177 West Broadway, New York City

1968

Edwin Duane Follick cons. in London on 28 August

Charles Dennis Boltwood (sola)

1968

E J Evans cons. during the summer

Charles Dennis Boltwood (sola)

1968

William Carson Thompson cons. between September 1968 & June 1971, on the authority of Boltwood

Albert John Fuge

1970

Joseph K C Pillai  1901 – 1970

1970

Ernest Percival Parris cons. in the spring, on the authority of Boltwood

Albert John Fuge (sola)

1970

The Free Protestant Episcopal Christian Church, Inc. was incorporated in New Jersey with Willard D Mayo of East Orange, NJ as its Primus on 02 March

1970

Willard D Mayo may have been cons. in January

Eric Daenecke

1971

Robert Randolph Rivette cons. on 19 October in the Boltwood Chapel

Albert John Fuge

1971

Gordon Albert Da Costa cons. on 18 June

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1971

William Elliot Littlewood cons. on 19 June

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1971

Russell Grant Fry, Jr cons. on 19 June

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1971

Horst Karl Frederick Block cons. on 09 Aug  (1st cons)

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1971

Robert Randolph Rivette cons. on 19 Oct

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1972

Horst Karl Frederick Block cons.  26 March (2nd cons)

Charles Dennis Boltwood

1972

John Lawrence Brown cons. on 21 May,  on the authority of Boltwood

Albert John Fuge

1972

FPEC’s Diocese of Texas was incorporated in the State of Texas on 25 April by Robert Randolph Rivette, the only example of the official FPEC ever being incorporated in the USA.  This charter is in good standing

1974

The Boltwood Chapel was consecrated on 27 October by Dr Fuge, Dr Boltwood, Benjamin C Eckardt, William C Thompson, and Ernest P Parris

1974

The Convocation of the FPEC passed a new Constitution and adopted policies for greater co-ordination between the work of the USA and Canada

1978

FPEC 7th Primus : Albert John Fuge - nominated, with Deed of Succession, by Charles Dennis Boltwood  at the Park Road Methodist Church, New York City on 17 October and witnessed by Dr Ernest P. Parris (assistant FPEC bishop of New York) and Dr Samuel Lewis (chaplain to Dr Fuge)

1978

Horst K F  Block, missionary FPEC bishop for Germany & France, and Emmanuel Samuel Yekorogha (d. 1983) FPEC archbishop of West Africa, disagreed with the Primatial succession

1978

Dr Block became International Primus of a schismatic FPEC (TIFPEC)

1982

Albert John Fuge  1911 – 1982.  He died on 30 April and had been a Lutheran pastor, of New York City

1982

Robert Randolph Rivette, FPEC bishop for Texas, succeeded Albert John Fuge as FPEC Archbishop of the USA

1982

FPEC 8th Primus : Charles Kennedy Stewart Moffatt of Canada on 07 July, nominated by Dr Boltwood

1982

Dr Boltwood directed Dr Francis Thomas to wind down FPEC operations in the UK, sending it’s original church records to Dr Moffatt in Canada

1982

Robert George Montanus cons. on 15 December

John M Stanley

1985

Charles Dennis Boltwood  1889 - 1985.  He was born in Essex and died on 03 July. A noted spiritualist in the 1930s & 40s

1988

James Nicholas Meola cons. on 13 March

John Allen Rifenbury and Robert Randolph Rivette

Troy Arnold Kaichen of Virginia is listed in some histories as one of Meola's consecrators but he only gave his consent to the consecration and was not present at it

1989

Charles Kennedy Stewart Moffatt  1907 – 1989.  He died without designating a successor as Primus

1991

Charles Leslie Saul  1947 – 1991.  He died on 07 June and was the last Primus of the Protestant Episcopal Reformed Church

1991

Melvin Frederick Larson (b. 1920) of Lynnwood, WA,  as FPEC Archbishop of the Pacific NW on 19 April.  Larson had earlier been ordained deacon and priest by Walter Hollis Adams (1907-91) of the Anglican Episcopal Church of North America, before joining the FPEC

Robert Randolph Rivette

1993

Matthew John Carles Tuz cons. on 03 July.  (b. 1951, London, ON)

Robert Randolph Rivette

1994

FPEC 8th Primus : Edwin Duane Follick.  On 07 November he was accorded the Primacy from 1989, as he had been the most senior FPEC cleric since July 1958

1994

Eric Daenecke  1914 – 1994.  He was the FPEC bishop of New York from 1960-6 and in 1969 was resident in New Jersey

1997

The Protestant Episcopal Reformed Church, previously the Evangelical Church of England, was formally dissolved on 23 August

1997

The FPEC bishops in the USA were :

Melvin Frederick Larson

Dr John Marion Stanley (b. 1923) of Port Orchard, WA

Dr Harry Kenneth Means (b. 1919) of Port Charlotte, FL,

Dr Edwin Duane Follick (b. 1935) of Woodland Hills, CA

Dr James Nicholas Meola (b. 1938) of Tom's River, NJ

Dr Ernest Percival Parris (b. 1920) of Saint Albans, NY

1997

Willard D Mayo died.  There are no records of the Free Protestant Episcopal Christian Church, Inc. after this date

1999

Preston Bradley Carey cons. on 01 Aug

Robert George Montanus

2001

Block’s Church became known as the International Free Protestant Episcopal Church on 07 October

2001

Aaron Robin Orr (1940-2010) of Hamilton, ON, TIFPEC Bishop for Canada on 27 July

2001

Aaron Robin Orr cons.  on 19 August

Horst K F Block

2003

Rev'd Cecil G Cobran, BTh., of London, England  1915 – 2003. 

He died on 08 March and was one of the last of the (old) FPEC English ministers

2004

Robert Randolph Rivette  1916 – 2004.  He died on 25 April and had been a lawyer and an USAF officer.  He suffered with Alzheimer's Disease since 1997

2004

Harry Kenneth Means  1919 – 2004.  He was born on 27 November and died on 19 April

He had been a Universalist minister who was the leader of a group of 14 parishes in the Christian Universalist Church of America

2004

Joseph Spyridon Christopher Chaskos cons. on 15 November

Horst K F Block

2005

Muhammad Wolfgang Schmidt cons. on 20 March

Horst K F Block

2005

Peter Leers cons. on 26 November at Leers home chapel in Dusseldorf as Bishop for Germany

Horst K F Block, Muhammad Wolfgang Schmidt

2006

The following Bishops left Block's jurisdiction :

Aaron Robin Orr

Preston Bradley Carey

Joseph Spyridon Christopher Chaskos

Muhammad Wolfgang Schmidt

These formed the Christian Missionary Anglican Communion in January

2007

Francesco Reale cons. on 10 August as Bishop of Spain.  He had been a Lutheran pastor

Horst K F Block, Peter Leers

2008

Horst K F Block  1936 – 2008.  He died on 12 February

2008

Ernest Percival Parris died on 24 September

2008

Peter Leers succeeded Block as Primus of TIFPEC

2011

Peter Leers dissolved TIFPEC, ending the schism

2012

The FPEC General Synod in Bolivia issued a mission statement : “No matter who you are or where you are on your spiritual journey you are welcome to our table.  The Gifts of God are free!”

2012

The FPEC now also known as : THE ANGLICAN FREE COMMUNION

2012

During Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee the Church became established in England. In the year of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee the FPEC returned home, 30 years after operations in England ended, with the creation of the Province of the UK headed by Dr Palmer

2015

AFC 9th Primus : Richard Arthur Palmer, on 05 February

2016

Pre-Nicene Catholic Church founded by George William Boyer of London

2016

The Ancient British Church continues today in several bodies, including the British Orthodox Church (a canonical local church within the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria since 1994), and the Celtic Orthodox Church (now united with the French Orthodox Church and the Orthodox Church of the Gauls, forming the Communion of Western Orthodox Churches (CWOC))

2016

Wikipedia : There are many hundreds, perhaps thousands, of bishops deriving lines of succession through Leon Checkemian

 

 

 

1890 Consecration of Leon Checkemian

 

1678

 

William Sancroft

Archbishop of Canterbury

1694

 

George Hickes

Asst Bp of Thetford, England

1712

 

James Gadderar

Aberdeen, Scotland

1727

 

Thomas Rattray

Dunkeld, Scotland

1741

 

William Falconer/Falconar

Caithness, Scotland

1768

 

Robert Kilgour

Aberdeen, Scotland

1784

 

Samuel Seabury

Connecticut, USA

1792

 

Thomas Clagett

Maryland

1797

 

Edward Bass

Massachusetts

1797

 

Abraham Jarvis

Connecticut

1811

 

Alexander Viets Griswold

Eastern Diocese, USA

1832

 

John Henry Hopkins

 

 

Patriarch Ignatius Elias II  (1838–47)

 

 

1846

Mutran Boutros, Ignatius Peter IV, Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch (1872-94)

 

 

1866

Jules (Raymond) Ferrette

George David Cummins

 

1873

 

Charles Edward Cheney

 

1874

Richard Williams Morgan

 

 

1876

 

William Rufus Nicholson

 

1879

Charles Isaac Stevens  co-cons’d by Frederick George Lee & John Thomas Seccombe

Alfred Spencer Richardson

Reformed Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, USA

1890

Leon Checkemian         co-cons’d by Alfred Spencer Richardson