Evangelical Christian Church in England
We are part of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement and to this day all the Evangelical Christian Churches are self governing in the tradition of Congregational polity. This movement is not "just another denomination" but an "assembly of believers" who have agreed together to love God, love each other, and to serve the world. We do not label ourselves as Orthodox, Roman Catholic or Protestant, just Christian. The Early Church's Roman and Greek Orthodox split followed by the Reformation established divisions and later denominations which can often be a barrier to our unity in today's world.
We believe in the biblical principles of respect for each other's viewpoint, loving one's neighbour and adhering to the word of God as far as we and others understand it and as revealed to us by the Holy Spirit. We believe that differences in worship, praise, biblical interpretation and liturgical services should not divide us along denominational lines and an acceptance of our diversity should not label us as anything other than disciples of Jesus Christ - Christians. Therefore, the Evangelical Christian Church maintains a high commitment to religious freedom; Christian unity and the priesthood of all believers who make up the body of Christ.
We see our role in the body as providing a safe place for those ministers who just can't seem to find their voice in a more traditional setting. This is the right to private judgment, interpretation of scripture, and the liberty of conscience. We will be the first to tell our brothers and sisters that we don't have all the answers, but we are heading toward deep uncharted waters, travelling where the wind of the Holy Spirit blows, and waiting on the Holy One who is leading us to adventures yet unknown. It is about love for one another.